Authorities, Pharmas Partner Against Drug Counterfeiting

Pharma

Pharmaceutical makers and sellers signed a cooperation agreement with authorities on Thursday to crack down on counterfeit medicines more effectively, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The agreement was signed by the Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Sellers Association, the Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, the Hungarian National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, the Association of Immunobiological Products Manufacturers and Sellers, and the Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Association, as well as the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (SZTNH), the National Tax and Customs Authority (NAV), the National Police Headquarters (ORFK) and the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (Ogyéi).

Air cargo deliveries at Budapest's Ferenc Liszt International as well as traffic across the Hungarian-Serbian border are among the main channels for counterfeit medicines into Hungary, Tamás Demeter, a NAV VP, said.

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