Over a year since the EU FMD came into force, false alerts remain a problem preventing the realisation of the full benefits of the directive. Grant Courtney examines the reasons behind these alerts occurring and looks at the action stakeholders must now take.
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Dr Saurabh Kumar Banerjee explains how Raman spectroscopy can be utilised to analyse medicine quality and detect counterfeit drugs over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the letter after finding the products contain chlorine dioxide, a powerful bleaching agent with potentially fatal side effects.
The MHRA and Council of Europe have both announced measures to prevent the spread of falsified or unlicensed COVID-19 medical products.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has advised consumers on how to recognise registered online pharmacies so they can avoid falsified medications.
In 2014, medicines were stolen from Italian hospitals and resold across Europe. The authors of a new report highlight the flaws in regulations that handed the perpetrators insufficient sanctions and explain why MEDICRIME provides a better regulatory framework.
Operation Pangea has revealed a large number of falsified coronavirus treatments, while the MHRA has seized 871,616 doses of other unlicensed medicines.
The UK MHRA has announced that the approximately 3.5 million unlicensed erection pills seized last year are worth more than £10 million.
A collaborative effort between the FDA and Government of India stopped shipments of illegal drugs from reaching patients in the US in Operation Broadsword.
Research has found that technological innovation and legislation are to drive the growth of the global anti-counterfeit packaging market.
Researchers have created a unique edible film to be added onto the surface of drugs which can produce a security key, preventing counterfeits from reaching patients.
Drug safety is a huge concern for big pharma and tampering and counterfeiting in the market is dangerous for both consumers and brands. In this article, Prakash Shetty shares the latest innovations in packaging design and highlights how tamper proofing and developments in technology can protect all concerned.
The amount of illegal diazepam tablets commandeered at the border of the UK doubled last year, according to a report.
A week-long awareness-raising campaign has been launched to combat the spread of substandard and falsified medicines.
A warning letter has been issued by the FDA for products illegally marketed for the treatment of health conditions, including opioid withdrawal symptoms.