Recent examples of counterfeit

It was only last month that at the FDA issued a warning not to purchase Diazepam online due to the potential that the drugs may be counterfeit.  There are two issues at the heart of this blog: 1 being the prevalence of counterfeit medication and the second being the...

Free Online Course to Disaster

Yesterday I had a call from a distraught pharmacist who desperately wanted to know how to go about growing his new pharmaceutical wholesaling venture which he had set up with a friend.  Our conversation went as follows:   Caller: “We have applied for a MHRA wholesale...

When Europe acts as one but isn’t joined up.

For pretty much the whole of the last six months the team at PCL have been trying to make headway with certain issues thrown up by the EU Guidelines on GDP for Medicinal Products for Human Use (5th Nov 2013). On face value it is hugely helpful that there are common...

Preventing Fake Medicines Entering the Supply Chain

In the developing countries, poor healthcare infrastructure and a high demand for medicines has led to a proliferation of criminal gangs specialising in the counterfeiting of drugs. In the UK there have been several incidents of falsified medicines entering the NHS...