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Europe’s medicines tracking system goes live

Europe’s medicines tracking system goes live

Covers 140, 000 pharmacies in 28 countries. A new world-first, digital tracking system covering the medicines supply chain across the European Union has gone live, promising greater security against counterfeit ... The verification of the Unique

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  • No deal Brexit would see UK miss out on ‘safest medicines system in the world’ No deal Brexit would see UK miss out on ‘safest medicines system in the world’

    The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) is a new EU initiative to protect patients and public health from falsified or counterfeit medicines which goes live tomorrow [Saturday 9 February], creating what is ... The new hi-tech system is a world-first, and

  • Merck completes €15m Spanish biotech facility expansion Merck completes €15m Spanish biotech facility expansion

    Simon Sturge, chief operating officer of Merck's biopharma business, said: “The demand for our core portfolio of medicines keeps increasing worldwide. ... s fight against counterfeit medicines.

  • The global scourge of counterfeit medicines The global scourge of counterfeit medicines

    Industry also has to consider the damage to its reputation from the corrosive impact of falsified and counterfeit medicines. ... More than half of the 95, 273, 060 counterfeit medicines impounded last year came from India and China.

  • US Senator sets sights on medicine pricing US Senator sets sights on medicine pricing

    prices for medicines, something that was also proposed by the White House earlier this year. ... While proponents of the idea maintain this will help cut drug prices, critics argue it can leave consumers vulnerable to counterfeit and substandard medicines

  • EMA warns on stolen Herceptin EMA warns on stolen Herceptin

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) last week told healthcare professionals to be on alert after some vials of Roche's Herceptin (trastuzumab) had been stolen in Italy and given false credentials ... The EMA said it does not expect these measures will

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  • China: AstraZeneca’s new engine for growth and innovation China: AstraZeneca’s new engine for growth and innovation

    Economic growth has enabled people to pay out-of-pocket, with regions and cities now funding some newer medicines. ... online sale of counterfeit medicines, as well as an online medicine safety management programme, as part of a larger smart healthcare

  • Business as usual Business as usual

    No advertising complaints were upheld by the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA) - three were upheld in 2014, Raine explained. ... Orphans accounted for a further 11%. Raine flagged up the work of Operation Pangea, the

  • Country report: The healthcare market in China Country report: The healthcare market in China

    Counterfeit medicines. The counterfeit medicines industry continues to proliferate. It is estimated that the combined street value of the products, if sold as genuine goods, stands at $315m. ... In recognition of the growing problem of counterfeit

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  • Aegate Ltd

    Aegate operates a highly secure authentication and traceability service for the pharmaceutical industry, addressing the need to protect patients from counterfeit, recalled or expired medicines. ... Legislation for falsified medicines.

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