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Making It or Faking It

Philippa Bruce of PRISYMID identifies the advantages of using holographic images in helping to combat the counterfeit of high value drugs, protecting brand identity and consumer safety

With counterfeits costing manufacturers billions of pounds per year, there is a growing need for sophisticated and cost-effective solutions. Counterfeiting has long been a problem for the luxury goods market, automotive parts, apparel industry and banking sector. In the pharmaceutical industry, however, the risk of counterfeit drugs entering the supply chain poses a serious health hazard to consumers as well as a substantial financial cost to manufacturers.

In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that as much as $35 billion of pharmaceuticals sold globally each year are fakes. Due to its very nature, counterfeiting in the industry is difficult to quantify – the true extent is unknown, but the real figure is likely to be higher still. What is clear, however, is that the problem is on the rise.

It is now widely acknowledged that counterfeit drugs are no longer confined to ‘black’ markets in specific countries but are infiltrating legitimate channels globally. The emergence and popularity of the internet has compounded the problem, enabling counterfeiters to reach consumers more easily with their cut-price drugs. Greater access to scanning and imaging technology, used by counterfeiters to reproduce pharmaceutical packaging, is another possible factor contributing to this rise.


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Philippa Bruce is Sales Manager for PRISYMID – a global leader in labelling, RFID and barcode solutions. The team has over 20 years’ experience in delivering high quality labelling and auto-identification solutions to the life sciences industry. With offices in the UK, Germany and the US, as well as a network of international partners worldwide, the company is developing new and innovative products aimed at the global life sciences sector, particularly focusing on anti-counterfeiting solutions and FDA regulations. Philippa has 15 years’ experience in the labelling industry and, prior to working at PRISYMID, was Business Manager for Worldmark.
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