QR Codes For Medicines. The central government is making big preparations to crack down on fake and substandard medicines. In order to check the use of counterfeit medicines and ensure quality, the central government is preparing a plan to implement a 'track and trace' system for the best selling drugs. Actually, the medicine that the customer is buying, whether there is a real drug in it and whether it is not harmful to the body, many such questions come in the mind of the customer, but these problems will be resolved soon. The central government has planned to introduce a 'track and trace' system for the best selling drugs. In the first phase, 300 best-selling drugs will print barcodes or QR codes on their packaging labels, which will be scanned to identify whether the drug is genuine or counterfeit.

Know what is 'Track and Trace' system

Antibiotics, cardiac, pain killers and anti-allergics are among the top selling drugs with an MRP of over Rs 100. Only they will be included in this scheme. According to the information received, the idea of ​​bringing this scheme was thought about 10 years ago but due to lack of preparedness in the domestic pharma industry, it was stopped. At the same time, the track and trace mechanism for exports has been postponed till April next year.

Fake drug business growing continuously

In the last few years, many cases of counterfeit and substandard medicines have been busted, in such a situation, to curb this black business, the central government has decided to bring this special scheme. In June this year, the central government had asked pharma companies to paste barcodes or QR codes on their primary or secondary package labels. Once the software is implemented, the consumer will be able to get accurate information about the medicine by feeding the unique ID code on a portal (website) developed by the ministry. Customers can also track the correct information about the medicine through mobile phone or text message.