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Europe continues to battle counterfeiters
Governments, regulators and international agencies continue to defend against counterfeiters; in particular, the European Commission has outlined measures that may help to better regulate pharmaceutical distributors. There is still much work to be done, however, particularly when it comes to counterfeit drugs sold via the internet.

Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Volume 21, Issue 12


1. IMS Health, IMS Health Market Prognosis (2009).

2. European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, "Combating counterfeit medicines and protecting patients through a partnership approach" (2005).

3. Europa, "Protecting the legal supply chain against counterfeited medicines" (2008).

4. International Narcotics Control Board, "INCB warns of counterfeit medicines flooding markets" (2007).

5. Europe Economics, "Policies to Combat Counterfeit Medicines: Contribution to Impact Assessment" (2008).

6. Partnership for Safe Medicines, "Counterfeit Drugs in Europe" (2005).

7. European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, "Zero tolerance for counterfeit medicines" (2009).

8. European Commission, "Summary of responses to the public consultation document on a legislative proposal to combat counterfeit medicines for human use" (2008).


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