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PHR 120 - Anti-counterfeit in Pharmaceutical Industry

Code Start Date Duration Venue
PHR 120 03 April 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PHR 120 29 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PHR 120 24 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PHR 120 18 September 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PHR 120 13 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PHR 120 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

As the world becomes open and access to products gets easier, fake drugs find an active market. Therefore, pharmaceutical companies are urged to protect their products from counterfeit for financial and ethical reasons. In this course, participants will get to know the various ways to protect drugs and fight fakes ones. It will cover cost effect technologies in this field as well as strategies at detaining illegitimate drugs in their supply chain.  

Course Objectives

  • Combating the major global problem of counterfeit medicines
  • Learning the different technologies available in drugs anti-counterfeit market 
  • Discussing the best ways for brand protection 
  • Identifying possible weakness areas in the supply chain
  • Educating public about the danger of these drugs  

Who Should Attend?

  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Pharmacists
  • Drug regulatory agencies
  • Non-governmental healthcare organizations
  • Public health and regulatory bodies
  • Patient’s representative organizations
  • Anti-counterfeiting organizations

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • The state of the industry
  • Factors encouraging counterfeiting in pharmaceutical industry
  • The need for anti-counterfeiting measures
  • How fake drugs spread 
  • Potential groups at risk of fake drugs 
  • Global regulatory laws

Day 2

  • Overview of current anti-counterfeiting technologies
  • Tamper-evident/tamper-resistant packing
  • Product authentication
  • Holograms 
  • Track and trace technology

Day 3

  • Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)
  • Serialized Global Trade Item Number (sGTIN)
  • Color shift inks / markings
  • On-product markings
  • Invisible inks / printings
  • Digital watermarks and hidden marks

Day 4

  • Managing an effective anti-counterfeiting program
  • Overview of analytical techniques
  • Conducting internal inspections
  • Protecting brands from counterfeiters
  • Packaging safety and patient compliance

Day 5

  • Making the supply chain safe
  • Global implementation of anti-counterfeit technologies
  • Raising awareness against counterfeit 
  • Fighting online counterfeiting