ABPI welcomes the plenary vote by the European Parliament on the ‘Falsified Medicines Directive’.
17 Feb 2011 Posted in ABPI statement By Press Office
Director General of the ABPI Dr Richard Barker said:
“This vote clears the way for concrete measures to help protect patients in Europe from counterfeit medicines which endanger the health and lives of patients. Implementation of the Directive will require the involvement of all key stakeholders – manufacturers, pharmacists and wholesalers but also patients – to ensure success. With their involvement in the design, implementation and running of systems, we can deliver the highest possible level of patient safety, the fastest rollout in member states at optimal possible cost.”
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