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[Medical Independent] Minister Lynch announces logo to show legitimacy of medicines retailers. (01 Jul 2015)

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A new EU logo to signify the legitimacy of a website, has been launched.

Members of the public are advised to look for the logo which will appear on websites of all registered EU pharmacies and medicines retailers.

“Falsified medicines are a significant health risk to patients,” said Minister for Primary Care and Social Care Kathleen Lynch.

“10.1million counterfeit and illicit pills were confiscated in 10 days in June 2013. 50 per cent of the medicine sold by unregulated online retailers is estimated by the World Health Organisation to be unreliable and potentially harmful. Often the fake medicine doesn’t contain the active ingredient that is needed to make the medicine work, or it contains the wrong dose.

“The substances that are used to bulk up the medicine can also be harmful.

Item Type:News
Source:Medical Independent
Date:1 July 2015
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Subjects:E Concepts in biomedical areas > Drugs and alcohol substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Marketing and public relations (advertising) > Internet retailing (online sales)
VA Geographic area > Europe

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