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Fake Medications? Suggestions and Approaches to Help Ensure that Patients and their Family Members are Not Left Worrying

Until recently, only those medications purchased online were considered dangerous. 90% of all products purchased from internet pharmacies have been shown to be fake. However, the more parcel shipping is becoming an everyday part of the supply chain, the greater the vulnerability of stationary pharmacies to potential fraud. Marietta Ulrich-Horn at Securikett discusses that with its Directive 62/2011, the EU has introduced stringent measures to ensure that prescription drugs can be traced back to their origin with a unique code for each package, allowing for tracking. Additionally, tamperproof sealing for the package is intended to guarantee this.