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U.K. Unveils Anti-counterfeit Drugs Program

3:46 AM MST | December 3, 2007 |

Alex Scott

  The U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA; London) has unveiled a new three-year program to combat the sale of counterfeit drugs. The program was detailed at a recent conference on drug counterfeiting held by MHRA in London. U.K. has become a major distribution point for counterfeit drugs partly because a U.K. stamp on packaging adds an air of authenticity to products, MHRA says. MHRA says there have been nine known cases of counterfeit prescription-only medicines reaching patients through the legal supply chain in the U.K...

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