Chinese drug giant tackles drug counterfeiting with mobile service by Ryan McBride


Fierce Biotech

Guilin Pharmaceuticals has advanced a system to combat use of fake antimalarial drugs. The Chinese drugmaker has launched an SMS-based system for patients in Africa to check whether their antimalarial meds are the real thing.  Guilin, a leading global provider of artesunate, is initially rolling out the SMS texting service to patients in Nigeria. Patients can scratch off an area of their medicine packages to expose a special ID, which they can text for free to Guilin’s system and receive a reply text with information on the authenticity of the medicine. The company says that the system combines its internal capabilities with the cloud computing system called Goldkey from the mPedigree Network. Read more

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