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Falsified Medicines Directive is yet another casualty of Brexit


I agree that there should be safeguards in place to protect the public from counterfeit medications. But we have to ask ourselves, is FMD a good investment of time and resources to counter this threat? The answer would have to be a resounding no. The medicines market in the UK is already heavily regulated, the risk of a fake medication entering the UK supply chain is incredibly small, in fact the biggest source of counterfeit medication is, and always has been, the purchase of medicines online from overseas unregulated websites. Does FMD have any bearing on this problem? Not one bit. This really is a waste of time and money when community pharmacy is really is struggling for time and money.

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8 FEB 2019

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