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How fake medicines can be kept out of the supply chain?

The battle to stop falsified medicines entering the supply chain is ongoing. Only last month, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s enforcement team seized a haul of, what is suspected to be, counterfeit erectile dysfunction tablets with an estimated value of £140,000.

To help tackle the problem the European Commission, in July 2011, published the “Falsified Medicines Directive” (2011/62/EU), which, depending on how it is implemented, could have considerable implications for pharmacists.


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