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The head of Europe's drug industry has written to EU leaders ahead of their summit this week seeking major concessions to help keep supplies of medicines flowing to crisis-hit countries like Greece and Spain. Read more.
A bill designed to beef up the safety of the nation’s prescription drug supply is poised to pass Congress, but without a tracking system that public health advocates say is critical to weeding out counterfeit pharmaceuticals. Read more.
More than 50 percent of medicines purchased on the Internet, which is fast becoming an emerging market, are counterfeit, according to World Health Organization’s Technical Officer Catherine Dauphin. Read more.