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Category list : Counterfeit medicines

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  • Counterfeit medicines (Braendan Yong/

    £12m worth of counterfeit medicines seized in the UK

    27 JUN 2013 17:04

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has seized £12.2m worth of counterfeit and unlicensed medicines in the UK as part of a week-long international operation.

  • Medicines seized during the operation

    £2m worth of counterfeit medicines seized by UK authorities

    30 SEP 2011 13:44

    Approximately £2m worth of unlicensed and counterfeit medicines have been seized by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and UK law enforcement as part of a week-long crackdown on the illegal sale of medicines online.

  • Medicine pack with FMD unique identifier anti-tampering device

    Almost 1,500 pharma firms could miss FMD deadline, warns body in charge

    10 AUG 2018 9:50

    Around 1,500 pharmaceutical companies are at risk of failure to comply with the Falsified Medicines Directive because they have yet to start working with the European Medicines Verification Organisation, the body has warned.

  • Be aware of fake medicines Subscription

    1 NOV 2017 14:46

    Falsified or counterfeit medicines are recognised as an important issue by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). As pharmacy professionals, we are in a key position to explain to patients that there are potential risks associated with their use, and we have an ethical responsibility to do so.

  • Sir Michael Rawlins, newly appointed chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

    Behind the scenes of medicines regulation Subscription

    4 MAR 2015 17:36 By Jenny Bryan

    Sir Michael Rawlins talks about how the MHRA intends to speed up approval of innovative medicines, involve pharmacists in reclassification and address drug shortages and trade in counterfeit medicines.

  • FMD security features

    Bolton pharmacy claims to be first in UK to become FMD compliant Subscription

    6 DEC 2018 15:32

    A pharmacy in Bolton says it is the first in the UK to become fully compliant with the requirements of the Falsified Medicines Directive.

  • World Health Organization offices, Geneva

    Counterfeit medicines are a growing threat to global health, WHO meeting hears Subscription

    2 JUN 2016 11:05

    Substandard and counterfeit medicines pose a growing threat to global health and greater global efforts are needed to counter the problem, experts have warned at an international forum.  

  • Counterfeit medicines could contain placebos or poisons Subscription

    11 AUG 2014 11:12

    21 July 2014: BBC Scotland investigated the counterfeit goods market and found that it is worth £10m a year. Speaking to BBC 2’s ‘Scotland 2014’, Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) spokesman Neal Patel focused on the dangers that counterfeit medicines pose to the individual. “The real danger is that you’ll get hold of either a placebo — and by that I mean something that doesn’t work — so it doesn’t treat a condition that could potentially be life threatening,” he said. “Or, more seriously, ...

  • Counterfeiter told to pay £5.6m Subscription

    5 JUL 2013 15:05

    By News team

  • Counterfeit medicines

    Counterfeits designed to deceive pharmacists, RPS conference hears

    10 SEP 2014 17:13 By Janna Lawrence

    Counterfeit medicines are being designed specifically to deceive pharmacists, the annual Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference heard.

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