cs 18(11): e5

Research Article

A Counterfeit Solution for Pharma Supply Chain

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.11-4-2018.154550,
        author={Soundarya K. and Priyanka Pandey and R. Dhanalakshmi},
        title={A Counterfeit Solution for Pharma Supply Chain},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems},
        volume={3},
        number={11},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={CS},
        year={2018},
        month={4},
        keywords={Blockchain, Pharmaceutical Supply Chain, Smart Contracts, Anti -- Counterfeit},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-4-2018.154550}
    }
    
  • Soundarya K.
    Priyanka Pandey
    R. Dhanalakshmi
    Year: 2018
    A Counterfeit Solution for Pharma Supply Chain
    CS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-4-2018.154550
Soundarya K.1, Priyanka Pandey1, R. Dhanalakshmi2,*
  • 1: Student, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, KCG College of Technology
  • 2: Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, KCG College of Technology
*Contact email: dhanalakshmisai@gmail.com

Abstract

This paper provides a detailed overview of the blockchain technology and how it can be used to build a foolproof system in eliminating counterfeit products in pharmaceutical industries. Study by various reports indicate that counterfeit products entering the mainstream supply is by far one of the major issue faced by the pharmaceutical industries. By using blockchain across the whole value chain, various pitfalls and challenges faced by the stakeholders can be resolved as blockchain, by design is (i) robust, (ii) improves transparency, (iii) immutable, (iv) authentic, (v) reliable and (vi) secure. Overall, this paper attempts to provide a roadmap on how blockchain transactions can help various stakeholders improve the counterfeit situation, challenges one might face in implementing a blockchain solution and steps for further research.