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Technology Bottle
 
Protection strategy Product integrity
Type Overt feature
System Anti-reusing/Anti-refilling : Packaging
Medium Primary packaging
Authentication/Identificaton Authentication
Traceability No
Cost Price on request
Required equipment none
Vertification level Pharmacist; User
N.B. Glass bottles are heavier but more inert. Shrink sleeves are perforated plastic film sleeves that slip over the bottle closure and are then shrunk into place using heat.
Description The bottles used for pills and capsules are usually made of plastic, whereas liquids, ointments and creams are usually dispensed in glass bottles or jars. Anticounterfeiting features such as pre-printed security labels can be added on the bottle. Bottles can also be printed or marked directly (more complex). The bottle can also be protected with tamper-evident closures and seals.
 
Strengths Product integrity;
Tamper evidence;
Patient compliance;
Less expensive for large amount of pills;
Child proof;
 
Limitations Easily copied by counterfeiters; Can be refilled;
 
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