RFID GROUP FORMING TO IMPROVE RX CONTROL

BOSTON -- A new group of retailers, distributors and manufacturers is being formed to develop ways to improve distribution efficiencies for prescription pharmacy products through the application of RFID technology, SN has learned.The effort is being led by Accenture, according to James Hintlian, a partner, based here, in Accenture's health and life sciences practice.The program would employ RFID (radio

BOSTON -- A new group of retailers, distributors and manufacturers is being formed to develop ways to improve distribution efficiencies for prescription pharmacy products through the application of RFID technology, SN has learned.

The effort is being led by Accenture, according to James Hintlian, a partner, based here, in Accenture's health and life sciences practice.

The program would employ RFID (radio frequency identification) technology based on the EPC (electronic product

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