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Major reconstructions at Takeda

LMI TV went to see Takeda’s manufacturing site in Asker, Norway, to get a grip of the investments and reconstruction necessary to comply with the Falsified Medicines Directive.


This article was last updated June 14th, 2018 at 11:13 am

To avoid falsified medicines to reach European patients, the EU commission released their Falsified Medicines Directive. The directive introduces two features on prescription drugs. All packs should have a seal that is impossible to break unless you open the pack, also called a tamper evidence. If the seal is broken, it shows that the pack has been tampered with. The second is a 2-dimensional code containing information such as a unique identifier of the pack. The manufacturer will upload the unique identifier to a database, and when pharmacies scan the code, an automated look-up in the system is generated to check whether the pack is genuine.

The 2-dimensional code may look small and insignificant to the consumer; however, it is a very big undertaking for the pharmaceutical industry to introduce these features. Takeda shows us why.


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