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This page shows the latest falsified medicines news and features for those working in and with pharma, biotech and healthcare.

The global scourge of counterfeit medicines

The global scourge of counterfeit medicines

Delegates learned about increased safety features that will be implemented by February 2019 in the European Commission's Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) which boosts verification at manufacture, distribution and pharmacy. ... Falsified medicines are

Latest news

  • Patient reporting rises after EU pharmacovigilance reforms Patient reporting rises after EU pharmacovigilance reforms

    A new EU-wide approach to monitoring the safety of medicines has resulted in a 50% increase in direct reporting by patients, says the EMA. ... It is one of three reforms in the so-called 'pharmaceutical package' agreed by the European Commission in 2010,

  • EC unveils online pharmacies logo EC unveils online pharmacies logo

    Falsified medicines can be ineffective, harmful or even deadly. The Commission has established a common logo for online pharmacies so consumers can stay safe.". ... The logo beat out competition from another design after two potential logos were unveiled

  • EMA warns on stolen Herceptin EMA warns on stolen Herceptin

    being harmed in relation to the falsified medicines. ... The EMA said it does not expect these measures will result in a shortage of medicines.

  • European drug applications 'stable but more complex in 2012' European drug applications 'stable but more complex in 2012'

    agency issued 59 positive opinions for new human medicines, suggesting that the drug industry is at least maintaining its R&D output despite the tough operating environment in Europe. ... Meanwhile, 2013 is shaping up to be equally challenging for the

  • Technology trends facing pharma in 2013 Technology trends facing pharma in 2013

    For example, AstraZeneca was a pioneer in the sector when it added serial numbers to Nexium (esomeprazole) to help track products through the supply chain and help combat medicines counterfeiting. ... The Nexium dataset is now by far the largest in AZ,

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Latest Intelligence

  • Fighting falsified drugs Fighting falsified drugs

    Fighting falsified drugs. Is the introduction of the Falsified Medicines Directive enough? ... With the introduction of the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), the EU has become a world leader in the fight against the growing threat of falsified

  • Interview: Greg Perry, European Generic medicines Association Interview: Greg Perry, European Generic medicines Association

    Perry set up the European Generic medicines Association (EGA) in the early days of the generics industry. ... He predicts that one of the biggest challenges in the future will be the Falsified Medicines Directive.

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Latest appointments

  • EMVO appoints general manager EMVO appoints general manager

    The European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO) has appointed Andreas Walter as its general manager. ... It was established last year by industry organisations, including EFPIA, and the European Union as part of efforts to implement the European

  • Sonia Ruiz Moran appointed president of EMVO Sonia Ruiz Moran appointed president of EMVO

    The European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO) has appointed Sonia Ruiz Moran as its new president, replacing John Chave, former secretary general of Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU). ... in order to prevent falsified medicines

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  • Aegate Ltd

    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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