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The Path Ahead

Falsified medicines (the term 'falsified' is used to distinguish the issue from IP violations, so-called 'counterfeits') are a major threat to public health and safety. As falsifications become more sophisticated, the risk that falsified medicines reach patients in the EU increases every year, representing a serious threat to global health and calling for a comprehensive strategy both at European and international level. The EU Commission has published on 2 October 2015, which supplements by laying down detailed rules for the safety features that appear on the packaging of medicinal products for human use. This regulation sets the characteristics and technical specifications of the unique identifier that enables the authenticity of medicinal products to be verified and individual packs to be identified. The regulation shall apply from 9 February 2019.

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Dr Graham Hughes, Consultant in Pharmaceutical Development
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