Edible barcodes set to tackle pharma fraud
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How do patients know the medication they receive is the real deal? We've already seen the MedSnap ID app offer one way to quickly identify unlabeled pills, and now TruTag is providing another option, through a nano-scale, encoded compound that is edible and can be used to attach data to pills and foodstuff. According to the company, counterfeit goods take away USD 600 billion from legitimate businesses each year, with ten percent of all medicines thought to be fake. Not only is this bad for business, it's unsafe for patients. TruTag has developed an inert, edible silica solution that can…
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