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E.U. Introduces Tougher Measures Against Counterfeit Medicines

Country Correspondent: Roosa Tikkanen

In February, the European Union instated new safety rules for prescription drugs in an attempt to reduce the spread of counterfeit medicines. The rules require drug manufacturers to affix a barcode and an antitampering device on medicine containers. In addition, all hospitals and pharmacies, including online dispensaries, will be required to verify the authenticity of medicines before dispensing them to patients.

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Publication Date: June 25, 2019