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EU encounters alarming counterfeit numbers

Despite technological advances, counterfeit drugs continue to flourish.
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The European Commission (DC) is “extremely concerned by the constantly growing number of counterfeits,” reports in-Pharma Technologist.com.

The article says European Union commissioner for enterprise and industry Gunter Verheugen, “revealed that in two months 34 million counterfeit tablets were seized in the EU.” He noted that the numbers “exceeded our worst fears.”

At the same time, a draft directive regarding counterfeits reportedly is being debated “ahead of a vote next year.” Reading that “a clear definition of falsified medicines needs to be included in the directive,” before the directive is put to a vote seems to give counterfeiters yet more time to refine their sinister practices. Read here about 10 common-sense anti-counterfeiting tips.

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