What is an Anti-Tampering device  “ATD”?

An anti-tampering device “ATD”  is designed to be attached to all medicinal products placed on the market after the 9th of February to  aid the different stakeholders in the supply chain to check it is intact  and thus to ensure the packaging has not be opened or altered since leaving the manufacturer. Thus facilitating  “ Identification and authentication from end to end of the supply chain “

ATDs 

  • The type to be used will be chosen by the manufacturer.
  • Vary from stickers to glued end flaps with perforations to bottle caps which have plastic seals .
  • Must be checked at all steps of the supply chain to ensure it is intact
  • If it is not intact the product must be held in quarantine and investigated