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BGMA attacks "misleading" BBC programme on generics and counterfeits

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The UK generics industry has reacted angrily to a BBC radio "File on 4" programme dealing with the dangers of counterfeit medicines. Warwick Smith, director of the British Generic Medicines Association (BGMA), has written to the corporation saying that the programme was "misleading and inaccurate" in its references to the causes of counterfeiting, and that it confused generic medicines with counterfeits in the minds of listeners.

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