A marketing authorisation works to ensure that when a medicine reaches a patient it works in the same high quality way every time.
The Falsified Medicines Directive is legislation passed by the European Union Parliament, which aims to increase the security of the manufacturing and delivery of medicines across Europe.
Every day millions of patients rely on medicines supplied by the pharmaceutical industry.
Vaccination has saved more lives and prevented more serious diseases than any advance in recent medical history. Every year, 2 – 3 million lives are saved across the world because of immunisation.
The manufacture and selling of counterfeit medicines is an issue of increasing concern throughout the world. There are potentially fatal consequences for those who inadvertently take such products.
A rare disease is officially classified as a condition that affects less than 5 in 10,000 in the general population, but smaller numbers of patients should not mean less focus on treating them.
Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health issue requiring multiple solutions and a sustained, coordinated response. The pharmaceutical industry is committed to tackling AMR working alongside governments and NGOs.