Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting: Combating the Real Danger from Fake Drugs

Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting: Combating the Real Danger from Fake Drugs

by Mark Davison
     
 

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This book overviews and integrates the business and technical issues that pharmaceutical companies need to know in order to combat the major global problem of counterfeit medicines. In addition to discussion of the problems, the author Davison addresses analytical techniques scientists use to detect counterfeits and presents some possible solutions to the threat of… See more details below

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This book overviews and integrates the business and technical issues that pharmaceutical companies need to know in order to combat the major global problem of counterfeit medicines. In addition to discussion of the problems, the author Davison addresses analytical techniques scientists use to detect counterfeits and presents some possible solutions to the threat of counterfeit medical products. Coverage moves from basic overview of the problem, costs / risks to consumers (toxic products, mistrust of drug companies) and business (revenue loss, public trust), government oversight and regulation, authentication strategies (packaging, analytical techniques), product tracking and supply chain, and case studies from around the globe.

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“The book is an excellent resource and I would recommend it to anyone with either an interest in anti-counterfeiting technology or pharmaceutical counterfeiting in general.”   (International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 26 April 2012)

"Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting" covers the key concepts and explains the available options in pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting including a mix of policy, strategy, tactics and practical implementation tips. A must-read for those determined to do something about counterfeit pharmaceutical and healthcare products, and will prove useful to brand protection professionals in other industries." (Chemanager, 24 January 2012)

"For those determined to take an action against counterfeit pharmaceutical and healthcare products, will find the book useful." (The Holography Times, 1 December 2011)

"Using accessible and interesting language, Mark Davison talks the reader right the way through the issue of drug counterfeiting - its origins and context within healthcare , the risks presented to companies and consumers alike, anti-counterfeiting strategies and technologies - the result being a definitive guide to the inner workings of the counterfeit industry and a myriad of ways to stymie the counterfeiter's every step ... Reading this book will provide any pharmaceutical brand owner with a solid and informed grounding for making any decisions related to anti-counterfeiting strategy." (Notofakes.com, 16 November 2011)

"In writing this book Davison has made a great contribution to the global fight against counterfeit drugs. For the first time we have a single reference that collects explanations of every significant anti-counterfeiting technology and approach used around the globe, including both sensory authentication and traceability technologies." (RxTrace, September 2011)

"Best Pharma Anit-Counterfeiting Book Ever...Davison does not back away from or avoid pointing out conflicts and disagreements that exist between approaches to solving problems (digital vs. physical authentication), but he is quick to help the reader find the strongest solution by seeing the ways that solutions and technologies can work together." (Randall Burgess, Pharmaceutical AntiCounterfeiting Blog, October 5, 2011)

"Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting: Combating the Real Danger from Fake Drugs by Mark Davison succeeds in providing a handbook for professionals involved in product security and brand protection. . . Davison has a great deal of industry experience in pharmaceuticals as well as product security and is well positioned and qualified to be the one to write this book. The industry owes him a debt of gratitude for committing himself to this effort." (Pharma AntiCounterfeiting News, 1 August 2011)

"Cambridge-based consultant and entrepreneur Mark Davison, CEO of Blue Sphere Health Ltd, has written a comprehensive guide for drug company executives, technology vendors, healthcare professionals and policy-makers. . . This newly-released 426pp volume is a must-read primer for those determined to do something about counterfeit pharmaceutical and healthcare products, and will prove useful to brand protection professionals in other industries." (Cambridge Network , 6 September 2011)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118023662
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
426
File size:
3 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“The book is an excellent resource and I would recommend it to anyone with either an interest in anti-counterfeiting technology or pharmaceutical counterfeiting in general.” (International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 26 April 2012)

"Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting" covers the key concepts and explains the available options in pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting including a mix of policy, strategy, tactics and practical implementation tips. A must-read for those determined to do something about counterfeit pharmaceutical and healthcare products, and will prove useful to brand protection professionals in other industries." (Chemanager, 24 January 2012)

"For those determined to take an action against counterfeit pharmaceutical and healthcare products, will find the book useful." (The Holography Times, 1 December 2011)

"Using accessible and interesting language, Mark Davison talks the reader right the way through the issue of drug counterfeiting - its origins and context within healthcare , the risks presented to companies and consumers alike, anti-counterfeiting strategies and technologies - the result being a definitive guide to the inner workings of the counterfeit industry and a myriad of ways to stymie the counterfeiter's every step ... Reading this book will provide any pharmaceutical brand owner with a solid and informed grounding for making any decisions related to anti-counterfeiting strategy." (Notofakes.com, 16 November 2011)

"In writing this book Davison has made a great contribution to the global fight against counterfeit drugs. For the first time we have a single reference that collects explanations of every significant anti-counterfeiting technology and approach used around the globe, including both sensory authentication and traceability technologies." (RxTrace, September 2011)

"Best Pharma Anit-Counterfeiting Book Ever...Davison does not back away from or avoid pointing out conflicts and disagreements that exist between approaches to solving problems (digital vs. physical authentication), but he is quick to help the reader find the strongest solution by seeing the ways that solutions and technologies can work together." (Randall Burgess, Pharmaceutical AntiCounterfeiting Blog, October 5, 2011)

"Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting: Combating the Real Danger from Fake Drugs by Mark Davison succeeds in providing a handbook for professionals involved in product security and brand protection. . . Davison has a great deal of industry experience in pharmaceuticals as well as product security and is well positioned and qualified to be the one to write this book. The industry owes him a debt of gratitude for committing himself to this effort." (Pharma AntiCounterfeiting News, 1 August 2011)

"Cambridge-based consultant and entrepreneur Mark Davison, CEO of Blue Sphere Health Ltd, has written a comprehensive guide for drug company executives, technology vendors, healthcare professionals and policy-makers. . . This newly-released 426pp volume is a must-read primer for those determined to do something about counterfeit pharmaceutical and healthcare products, and will prove useful to brand protection professionals in other industries." (Cambridge Network , 6 September 2011)

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