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Falsified medicines: enhanced analytical capacity for national laboratories

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European network of OMCLs
Counterfeit/illegal medicine
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29 March 2017
Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus

The European network of Official Medicines Control Laboratories has highlighted how new analytical techniques will support national authorities, such as health government agencies, customs, police and courts, in the fight against falsified medicines in Europe and globally. Discussions took place at the "Combating Counterfeit and Other Illegal Medicines" Symposium co-organised by the network of Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCLs) with the State General Laboratory of Cyprus under the Chairmanship by Cyprus of the Council of Europe.

More than 95 participants, including competent authorities, customs and police from 27 countries, gathered in Nicosia on 28-29 March 2017. The Symposium was part of the regular activities of the Network of OMCLs, which is composed of 71 public laboratories across Europe and is coordinated by the EDQM to foster efficient co-operation and facilitate information exchanges and sharing of best practices.

 

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