Project Management Investigate

Pharmaceutical Shifts Towards UHF RFID for Savings

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Executive Summary

The pharmaceutical industry in the United States dispensed more than $260 billion worth of prescription medications in 2008, and in the global marketplace the total is more than twice that amount. Distributing regulated pharmaceuticals is done through a complex supply chain involving thousands of trading partners who conduct business through multiple transaction levels. At all of these levels there are benefits to be derived from RFID technologies, beginning with the effort to stem the influx of counterfeit drugs.

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