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EU’s newly introduced system to detect fake medicine packs proved irrelevant

A giant medicine verification system, European Medicine Verification System, developed by the European Union clubbing together the date bases of at least 150, 000 organisations situated across nearly 28 European Union countries, has been proved irrelevant, as it has been created to address a problem that literally does not exist in the country.

As per a study conducted in the year 2011, only one in 20,000 medicine packs was found to be fake. Neither this figure nor any figures released in connection with that later is that worrisome enough to invest this much time, money and effort to create a verification system of this kind.

The introduction of the system has unnecessary increased the workload of hospitals, pharmacies, medicine distributors and medicine manufactures.

The system imposes additional burden to small distributers, manufactures and also those medical-related organisations in the public sector.

There is an allegation that the system has been introduced to help giant drug manufactures and medicine distributers.

The UK’s proposed exit from the EU means that country many not be able to enjoy the benefit of this data base for long.

It is the EU that needs to answer why this much money has been unnecessarily wasted to address an issue that does not exist.

Vignesh. S. G
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