Potential Issues with the use of Barcoding in Medicine Supply Chain
Accidental Reuse of EAN-13 Barcode
In the following example, the same EAN code was printed on the packaging for two very different medications. In any system that relied on each medicine having a unique EAN barcode for identification within the system then this could potentially be a very serious problem.
Sodium Chloride with the EAN code: 5099602364370
Potassium Chloride with the EAN code: 5099602364370