Systems and methods for detecting counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs at the point of retail sale

  • US 20050108044A1
  • Filed: 11/05/2003
  • Published: 05/19/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/05/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for authenticating the contents of a package, comprising the steps of:

  • reading a first value associated with the package using a first input device operatively connected to a processing system;

    reading a second value associated with the package;

    formulating a query in the processing system including said first value and said second value;

    sending the query to a manufacturing database;

    receiving a response from the manufacturing database indicating whether the contents of the package are authentic;

    displaying text based on a computer monitor operatively connected to the processing system, the text based in part on the received response, the text including a description of the contents of the package.

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