IBM launches RFID-based ePedigree drug tracking system

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IBM‘s own anti-counterfeiting technology that was unveiled last year for use in the drug industry is finally launching. The electronic pedigree system (ePedigree for short) aims to “help drug companies create electronic certificates of authenticity for medications — down to the individual bottle — as they move from manufacturers and distributors to pharmacies and hospitals.” It was also noted that some states, particularly California in 2009, are looking to pass a law that will require “any medication distributed in the state have its life history attached to it,” so until then, make sure you don’t procure any sketchy brown bottles from the nearest street vendor, cool?

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