Blockchain Based Fake Medicine Prevention
|© 2020 by IJCTT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2020|
|Authors : Elizabeth George, Manacy John, Shanet Varghese, Prof. Aby Abahai T, Prof. Neetha Joseph|
|DOI : 10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V68I3P118|
How to Cite?
Elizabeth George, Manacy John, Shanet Varghese, Prof. Aby Abahai T, Prof. Neetha Joseph, "Blockchain Based Fake Medicine Prevention," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 89-91, 2020. Crossref, 10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V68I3P118
Falsified and substandard drugs could contain inactive ingredients, active ingredients but in the wrong dosage or potential contaminants that could be lethal. The use of antimicrobials of low quality may result in treatment failures and may increase antibiotic resistance in individuals resulting in the spread of highly-resistant pathogens. It can also cause allergic reactions and adverse drug reactions. When a drug package change ownership from manufacturer to wholesaler, or from wholesaler to retailer, no information is exchanged between parties that enable parties to track the drugs. Thus there exist a lack of transparency about the original source of drugs. The problem can be solved by tracking and tracing drug products and reagents and fake medicine detection through information verification of supply chain participants using blockchain. This option will be helpful when medications are distributed and become sensitive to outer attacks. Drugs move across a distribution chain that involves several participants. These usually include a manufacturer, a wholesaler, a retailer, a regulatory body and the end-user. The regulating authority monitors quality standards. End-user can view the drug distribution history.
Blockchain, fake drug, Ethereum, Smart Contracts
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