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Trace and track: Enhanced pharma supply chain infrastructure to prevent fraud

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Amrita Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks

Publisher : Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST

Campus : Amritapuri, Coimbatore

School : Centre for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks

Center : Cyber Security

Department : cyber Security

Year : 2018

Abstract : pThe menace of counterfeit drugs has prompted the regulatory authorities to mandate trace and track systems to verify the provenance of drugs as it travels across the supply chain. Here, we propose a highly scalable and enhanced trace and track system for pharma supply chain. Our novel idea of using an IoT framework known as GDP (Global Data Plane) integrated with blockchain helps in communication and management of data between untrusted parties. The blockchain maintains an immutable record of drugs each party holds and transactions the parties make amongst themselves. This makes it hard to introduce counterfeit drugs into the supply chain. © 2018, ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering./p

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