A REVIEW ON PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING WITH TAMPER EVIDENT AND ANTICOUNTERFEIT FEATURES
Nafeesa Nada M.*, Dr. Sirajudheen M. K., Dr. Shijikumar P. S. and Sherin A.
Nowadays, the safety, efficacy and quality of drugs are gradually declining due to the use of counterfeit drugs-both generic as well as branded too. The application of counterfeit drugs results to public health risks. In such conditions, there reflects the needs of tamper evident ideas and anti- counterfeit features which ensure the way to oppose drug counterfeiting. Tamper evident ideas solves use of drugs by its unique features of distinction. The tamper evident features like induction seals and wads, heat shrink bands and film wrappers are discussed in this work. Also the anti-counterfeit ideas like barcodes, security inks, invisible markers and sealing techniques with covert and overt technologies. But to reduce risk of tampering consumer education and updating on packaging must be considered.
Keywords: Packaging, Tamper evident packaging, RFID, Anti-counterfeit measures. Etc.
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