Visible to the public Traceability of Counterfeit Medicine Supply Chain through Blockchain

TitleTraceability of Counterfeit Medicine Supply Chain through Blockchain
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsKumar, Randhir, Tripathi, Rakesh
Conference Name2019 11th International Conference on Communication Systems Networks (COMSNETS)
Keywordsactive pharmaceutical ingredients, blockchain, counterfeit goods, counterfeit medicine supply chain, counterfeit-drug, cryptography, Distributed databases, drug safety, drugs, encrypted QR code security, end-consumer patient harm, Human Behavior, medical supply chain, Organizations, pharmaceutical industry, production engineering computing, pubcrawl, Public key, QR codes, quick response code security, resilience, Resiliency, Safety, Scalability, supply chain management, supply chain security, Supply chains, Traceability

The main issues with drug safety in the counterfeit medicine supply chain, are to do with how the drugs are initially manufactured. The traceability of right and active pharmaceutical ingredients during actual manufacture is a difficult process, so detecting drugs that do not contain the intended active ingredients can ultimately lead to end-consumer patient harm or even death. Blockchain's advanced features make it capable of providing a basis for complete traceability of drugs, from manufacturer to end consumer, and the ability to identify counterfeit-drug. This paper aims to address the issue of drug safety using Blockchain and encrypted QR(quick response) code security.

Citation Keykumar_traceability_2019