Wednesday 18 June 2014

European anti-counterfeit database

A new database has been developed to assist authorities in the fight against counterfeit/falsified medical products.

 As part of its anti-counterfeiting activities, the EDQM has announced the launch of a new database called “Know-X”. This database collates reports on counterfeit/falsified medical products that have been detected in Council of Europe member states. The idea is to provide a user-friendly tool that will assist officials ( it is not available to industry / public) by expanding their knowledge and awareness of the problem of counterfeit/falsified medicines, provide a basis for the exchange of information, highlight and encourage collaboration between health and law enforcement authorities, and foster the sharing of analytical information on the testing of counterfeit/falsified and other illegal medicines within the Network of Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCLs).

For more details, see EDQM

Posted by Tim Sandle

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