IBM's RFID tech will combat fake pharmaceuticals

Cyrus Farivar
C. Farivar|12.16.06

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Cyrus Farivar
December 16th, 2006
In this article: drugs, ibm, rfid
While we've long discussed both the benefits and nefarious uses of RFID (see: stalking people, or hacking their passports), but IBM's got a new purpose for wireless tags that could benefit pharmaceuticals. IBM announced that it will include RFID tags on drug packages as a way to track and verify the authenticity of a particular substance. Next thing you know our nanobot controlled interiors are going to be analyzing embedded RFID in order to decide whether harmful drug interactions will occur if fully digested and metabolized. Ah, the miracles of science.
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