Its primary responsibilities, according to the terms of reference adopted by the Committee of Ministers, are as follows:
- Fulfilling the tasks of the Public Health Committee set out in the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia, as amended by Articles 2(a), 3 and 4, of the Protocol European Treaty Series No. 134 and in Resolution Res AP (2007)1 on the classification of medicines as regards their supply;
- Contributing to improving public healthcare through harmonising provisions and practices related to pharmaceuticals in Europe;
- Minimising the public health risks posed by counterfeit medicines and similar crimes through multisectorial prevention and risk management strategies and through supporting the elaboration and implementation of relevant national and international legislation;
- Ensuring and monitoring adequate follow-up of the results of the relevant activities of the Council of Europe and of member states party to the Partial Agreement in the Social and Public Health field.
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