Chasing the pharmaceutical dragon

Wilson, Andy
May 2004
Vision Systems Design;May2004, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p76
Expresses an opinion on the implementation of barcodes on drug labels as mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in February 2004. Advantages and disadvantages of the move; Estimated cost of the implementation; Percentage of packaged drugs with barcodes; Use of 2-D matrix code in barcoding.


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