FDA Posts Rules to Fight Counterfeit Drugs with RFID

By eweek  |  Posted 2004-11-23
The Food and Drug Administration has set forth guidelines for using RFID (radio frequency identification)in programs testing the feasibility and efficacy of the technology to prevent counterfeiting. The RFID tag must not contain information about health care providers or patients and may not substitute for other labeling control systems or linear bar codes. The tags must also work at specific radio frequencies and may not obscure or interfere with existing labels or linear bar codes.

Click here for the compliance policy guide from the FDA.

Click here to read a summary from Health Data Management.

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