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Raising the Bar

Counterfeit drugs have been a major threat to public health and pharmaceutical manufacturers for more than two decades. Despite organisations such as IMPACT (the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce) being established in an attempt to target the issue, the scale of the problem is continuing to grow at a worrying rate. In many ways it is more difficult than ever for drug manufacturers to prevent counterfeit goods threatening their businesses. As products are shipped over longer distances around the globe, they typically cross a number of borders and are handled by numerous distributors and third parties, opening up countless potential points of entry for counterfeiters.

A further threat to pharma companies is the problem of grey market imports, where subsidised products intended solely for developing regions are purchased and exported to developed countries at a substantial profit. As well as denting the branded company’s bottom line, these instances can also have serious safety implications, with drugs often relabelled incorrectly.


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Mark Beauchamp is European Marketing Manager for Citizen Systems Europe. With over 18 years’ experience at the company and a wealth of technical knowledge, he is adept at helping channel partners and end-users alike to understand the latest printing technology. Beginning his career in the marketing team, Mark then moved into technical support where he provided distributor support across the European network. In addition to working with Citizen’s clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, he is actively involved in product development. Mark is Chairman of AIM UK, the British chapter of the Auto-ID manufacturers’ association.
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