Trizivir bottles get ID tags

April 10, 2006

GlaxoSmithKline is attaching radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to all bottles of its HIV drug Trizivir (abacavir/lamivudine/zidovudine) distributed in the United States as part of a patient safety pilot project. Glaxo chose Trizivir for the pilot because it's on NABP's list of the 32 drugs most susceptible to counterfeiting and diversion.

Trizivir bottles get ID tags

GlaxoSmithKline is attaching radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to all bottles of its HIV drug Trizivir (abacavir/lamivudine/zidovudine) distributed in the United States as part of a patient safety pilot project. Glaxo chose Trizivir for the pilot because it's on NABP's list of the 32 drugs most susceptible to counterfeiting and diversion. The RFID-tagged bottles are scheduled to hit pharmacy shelves this month.

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