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Serialization, aggregation, coding formats – global challenges for the Pharma industry

September 01, 2017 / THE ADENTS TEAM

According to the OECD, counterfeit medicines are responsible for more than 700,000 deaths annually. Up to 30% of all medicines are estimated to be fake in emerging and developing countries, says the World Health Organization (WHO). While fake drugs are potentially lethal, parallel markets and counterfeit drugs cost the pharmaceutical industry, the tax payer and the state dearly.