New international treaty to protect patients from counterfeit and falsified medicines

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New international treaty to protect patients from counterfeit and falsified medicines


Trafficking of counterfeit or falsified medicines and medical devices is a multi-billion euro business which puts vulnerable patients’ health and lives at risk the world over.  Remember the scandal concerning Poly Implant Prothèses (PIP) breast implants: filled with a substandard silicone-gel, unsuitable for humans, and missing protective barriers? Other examples of dangerous, counterfeit or falsified medical products sold in Europe include: the contact lenses which failed to correct short-sight...


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