For the purpose of this public consultation, which concentrates on sectoral pharmaceutical EU-legislation, the Commission has identified three areas of regulation of medicinal products where improvements to the regulatory framework could make a real contribution to protecting against counterfeit medicinal products.
These measures relate to:
- Manufacture, placing on the market of medicinal products and related inspections
- Import, export, transit (transhipment) of medicinal products
- Manufacture, placing on the market of active substances and related inspections
For further information, please download: "Public consultation in preparation of a legal proposal to combat counterfeit medicines for human use - key ideas for better protection of patients against the risk of counterfeit medicines"
Contributions from all stakeholders and interested parties are welcome. This includes, for example, associations representing patients, health care professionals, the industry, as well as academic bodies. Citizens are also welcome to contribute to this consultation.
Respondents should indicate whether they are a company, consumer, academic association or other. If they are a company, the approximate size (turnover, employees) and the main market (product and geographical market) should be indicated.
All contributions will be carefully analysed. A summary of the outcome of the consultation will be published on the Pharmaceuticals website of the Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry.