Counterfeit Medicines: Survey Report

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Council of Europe Pub., 2006 - Business & Economics - 239 pages
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Counterfeit medicines pose an ever-greater threat to public health in Europe today. In an effort to adequately measure the scope of the phenomenon and reduce the inherent risks, the Council of Europe has commissioned a survey on issues related to this particularly disquieting form of fraud. This report covers, among others, the current and estimated market and trade matters; the status of pharmaceutical regulation; national and international co-operation between authorities, the industry and wholesalers; detection systems and procedures; the adequacy of legal, judicial and administrative systems and professional training in the matter. It also sets out to define counterfeit medicine and pharmaceutical crime.

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Executive summary
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distribution storage and importexporttransit of active pharmaceutical
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National regulatory authority cooperation
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Committee of Experts on Pharmaceutical Questions/Ad Hoc Committee on Conunterfeit Medicines

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