A Big Leap For E-Pedigree Standards, Technologies

Law360, New York (May 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The war on counterfeit drugs is about to take a big leap forward, with the track and trace industry coming out as a winner.

For years, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has recommended that pharmaceutical companies employ radiofrequency identification ("RFID") or other technology to create an e-pedigree that would effectively fight the rampant drug counterfeiting problem.

But due to costs, lack of standards, and other concerns, drug companies have not implemented the FDA's proposal on a widespread basis.

That is about to change.

In September...
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