After initial doubts, generics firms join European anti-counterfeiting scheme
This article was originally published in Scrip
The European Generic medicines Association has decided to join the European Stakeholders' Model (ESM), a product verification system set up by industry and distributor bodies to tackle the trade in falsified medicines, despite its initial misgivings about the cost of the system and its relevance to generic products.
You may also be interested in...
Health activists are stepping up the pressure on COVID-19 vaccine companies to share their IP and reveal their costs, while the European Medicines Agency has published regulatory guidance advising vaccine developers to aim for a point estimate of efficacy of at least 50%.
The EU has ambitious plans for dealing with future health crises, bolstering needs-led innovation, improving access to medicines, and tackling drug shortages.
In its latest communication to medical product companies, the DHSC says the biggest potential cause of disruption to supplies could be failure to prepare for border controls implemented by the EU member states after the end of the Brexit transition period.