Tracking drugs: Item Level RFID today (Smart Labels USA 2005)

Mr Aaron J Graham, Vice President & Chief Security Officer
Purdue Pharma L.P, United States

Presentation Summary

  • The added value it brings to patients, wholesalers, regulatory and law enforcement officials
  • Brand integrity and consumer confidence
  • RFID as a consumer safety initiative
  • Our progress with item level tracking

Speaker CV

Aaron Graham is the Vice President and Chief Security Officer for Purdue Pharma L.P. Before joining Purdue, Aaron was the Director of Corporate Security for Pfizer Inc. At Pfizer he had global responsibility for protecting the company's intellectual property, a role that included oversight of product integrity investigations involving counterfeiting, tampering and diversion of Pfizer products.
Aaron previously served as a federal drug agent with both the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration - Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA-OCI). As a Senior Special Agent with DEA, Aaron had assignments in San Francisco, CA, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and Tucson, AZ. His primary responsibility at DEA was to conduct and direct criminal investigations of international drug trafficking organizations. At FDA-OCI, Aaron directed fraud investigations involving the unlawful diversion of pharmaceutical drugs.
Aaron has testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, the Arizona House of Representatives and the Colorado House and Senate in support of consumer safety legislation. He has also been an annual presenter for the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators regarding supply chain integrity. Aaron has briefed Interpol, the FBI, the FDA and various statewide pharmacy associations about trends in global pharmaceutical counterfeiting. Aaron has been invited to speak at various NGO sponsored events to include the World Health Organization's Global Forum on Pharmaceutical Anti-counterfeiting in Geneva, Switzerland, the Homeland and Corporate Security Summit in London, UK, the "Smart Labels Conference on RFID Technology and Supply Chain Security" in Nice, France, IQPC sponsored events in Canada and the USA regarding "Drug Patent Law Reform" and "Counterfeit Drugs and Importation Issues," the UCLA RFID Forum in Los Angeles CA and Oxford International's Supply Chain Summit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Aaron has appeared as an industry expert on ABC World News Tonight, CNN, NPR and in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine, CIO Magazine and PharmaVoice Magazine among other newspapers and industry trade publications.

Company Profile

Purdue Pharma L.P. is known for its pioneering research on a principal cause of human suffering: chronic pain. Together with The Purdue Frederick Company and other independent associated companies, Purdue* has been dedicated to serving both physicians and patients with innovative prescription and non-prescription products for more than 50 years. External Link