Vaccines Europe reflection paper on the Falsified Medicine Directive (FMD) implementation

The Falsified Medicines Directive (2011/62/EU) and complementing Delegated Regulation (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/161) introduce harmonised European measures to fight medicine falsifications and ensure that medicines are safe and that the trade in medicines is rigorously controlled.

Vaccines Europe fully supports the initiatives to protect European pharmaceutical supply chain from the entry of falsified medicines, however some difficulties and risks have been noticed regarding the decommissioning of vaccines.

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