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Cefic: Enforce Counterfeit Drug Rules

3:03 PM MDT | June 16, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

The European Commission says it has received about 100 submissions from pharma firms and patient groups, under the commission’s consultation exercise to determine how best to curb the production of counterfeit medicines. Cefic sent a submission saying that effective enforcement of existing legislation could significantly improve the current situation. “If properly enforced with severe penalties for offenders, [legislation] would significantly reduce the escalating risk driven by globalization and hyper-competition in off-patent medicines,” Cefic...

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