Portland State University (PSU) researchers have developed a protocol based on Blockchain Technology that could purportedly prevent counterfeit pharmaceuticals from filling the market, as stated by a press release published on April 15.

Nirupama Bulusu, a PSU researcher and professor of computer science at the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science collaborates with Naif Alzahrani, a PSU computer science doctoral student, to publish a work titled as “A new product anti-counterfeiting blockchain using a truly decentralized dynamic consensus protocol.”

The researchers elaborate in the paper over a new blockchain-based method to record transactions, that is focussed at the fight against fake pharmaceuticals by product checking and decentralization. The paper propo...