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Manufacturers dodge EU wrath over counterfeits

European parliamentarians have come up with a long list of measures that the EU needs to take to combat counterfeit drugs, yet track and trace technologies were noticeably absent from their calls for action.

In a non-binding resolution, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called on the EU to play a key role in promoting an international convention to create a specific criminal offence of counterfeiting or receiving and distributing counterfeit medicines in the legislation of every country.

By Gregory Roumeliotis
14 September 2006

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