FDA ruling a boost for RFID

Monday, 19 June 2006, 12:30 AM EST

Tired of waiting for pharmaceutical companies to improve counterfeit-drug screening, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said last week it will require them to use electronic tags to track products from factory to pharmacy.

The new rule could create business opportunities for technology firms from chip makers to database software. Last week, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft announced new initiatives to support RFID (radio frequency identification) networks.

At InfoWorld.

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