Health : Counterfeit medicines in the EU (1 videos)

The seizures of fake drugs in the EU has increased by 400% since 2005. 1% to 3% of medications currently sold to the European public through the legal supply chain are falsified and the share is growing. A new EU law was recently voted to counter the spread of fakes.

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  • Country: Belgium
  • Town: Brussels
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  • Talking head: English
  • Commentary language: International
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The counterfeiting of drugs is a fast growing highly profitable business not just in the developing world. An estimated 1% to 3% of medicinal products currently sold to the European public and the seizures of fake in the EU has increased by 400% since 2005.

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