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Communication / Conference: Fake medicines won't be called “counterfeit”, WHO says

Communication / Conference: Fake medicines won't be called “counterfeit”, WHO says


November 26th, 2016 - Securing Industry


End of 2015, a working group of the WHO (World Health Organisation) had been set up to refine the working definitions of "substandard/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit" (SSFFC) medical products. On November 23, 2016, the definition adopted dropped the word “counterfeit” and uses the term “falsified”. The proposed definitions are as follows: “Substandard medical products - Also called 'out of specification', these are authorized medical products that fail to meet either their quality standards or their specifications, or both; Falsified medical products - Medical products that deliberately/fraudulently misrepresent their identity, composition or source.”

 

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