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The falsification of medicines has remained a serious threat to public health in the EU for too long. As of tomorrow, the new rules on safety features for prescription medicines sold in the EU will apply.
From now on, the industry will have to affix a 2-D barcode and an anti-tampering device on the box of prescription medicines. The pharmacies – including on-line pharmacies – and hospitals will have to check the authenticity of medicines before dispensing to patients. This is the final step in the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive, adopted in 2011, aiming at guaranteeing the safety and quality of medicines sold in the EU.
Today the Commission presents a set of recommendations for the creation of a secure system that will enable citizens to access their electronic health files across Member States.
2018, which marks the third year of an EIT Alumni Community guided by an EIT Alumni Board, has been a period of growth and stability for our Community, as our President, Falko Döring, reaches the end of his 2nd year on the Board.
The FET-Open project SYMBIOTIC works towards the development of an autonomous, low cost, disposable electrochemical biosensor for the early detection of cancer.