Menu's top 10 articles of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, here's a quick look back at events in the anti-counterfeiting and brand protection sector with a rundown of our top-read articles of the past 12 months.

Delegated act: clock starts ticking for safety feature compliance

The EU delegated act on safety features has been published today, giving pharmaceutical companies three years to add unique identifiers and anti-tampering features to medicine packs.

Polish police uncover 'world's largest' fake drug factory

The authorities in Poland have shut down a factory near the city of Bydgoszcz capable of making millions of counterfeit medicines.

Cargo thieves increasingly using 3D printing, says G4S

Security company G4S says criminals are using 3D-printed security devices to disguise cargo thefts.

Counterfeit hydrocodone claims lives in the US

A fresh outbreak of deaths related to counterfeit painkiller products has hit the US, claiming several lives in the Sacramento area.

Ferragamo expands RFID tagging of products

Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo is expanding the use of radiofrequency identification (RFID) chips for authentication of its products.

Champagne houses use smart cap to deter counterfeits

Leading champagne producers in France will add new 'connected' caps to bottles, allowing them to be authenticated and tracked through the supply chain.

Pharma serialization snapshot: China

The first article in our new series on pharmaceutical traceability initiatives around the world focuses on China, which is facing major changes.

Domino taps tobacco expertise to help pharma serialize

By early 2019, medicine packs sold in the EU will have to be serialised to the item level, and there are real concerns that some drugmakers will struggle to meet the deadline.

Marker compound found for genuine Manuka honey

Scientists in New Zealand have developed a way to distinguish between Manuka honey and lower-quality substitutes.

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