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Counterfeit and Falsified Medicines in the EU

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Counterfeit and Falsified Medicines in the EU

A Legal Perspective

9781788978194 Edward Elgar Publishing
Vishv Priya Kohli, Assistant Professor, CBS Law, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78897 819 4 Extent: 192 pp
This timely book investigates the issue of counterfeit and falsified medicines (CFM) in the EU, identifying that this is a problem that lies at the intersection of three spheres of law – medicine, intellectual property (IP), and criminal law. The book highlights key issues such as infiltration of the legal supply chain and the involvement of organised crime, analysing relevant EU law and demonstrating the challenges of CFM.

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This timely book investigates the issue of counterfeit and falsified medicines (CFM) in the EU, identifying that this is a problem that lies at the intersection of three spheres of law – medicine, intellectual property (IP), and criminal law. The book highlights key issues such as infiltration of the legal supply chain and the involvement of organised crime, analysing relevant EU law and demonstrating the challenges of CFM.

Using examples from several case studies, Vishv Priya Kohli reveals the gaps in the current legal framework, underlining the particular difficulties created by the interplay between different areas of law as well as the lack of criminal penalties. The author explores areas where improvements have already been made, in particular through the Falsified Medicines Directive, and articulates a number of recommendations to fill in the gaps, for example by harmonizing criminal law and building synergies within law enforcement.

Counterfeit and Falsified Medicines in the EU will be of great interest to academics and students in IP, health and medical law, and criminal law in the EU. It will also prove valuable for practitioners and policymakers working in and with enforcement authorities in the EU, as well as those working in the medical field itself.
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‘The problem of counterfeit medicines, while having its political, economic, medical and social dimension, is also a legal problem. This work is a study of the legal side of counterfeiting from the EU perspective. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the current EU regulatory framework, including medical law, IP law and criminal law. In addition to that, the book also offers detailed case studies of some of the most exciting counterfeiting examples explaining how they were dealt with. A timely and useful work.’
– Andrej Savin, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
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Contents: Preface 1. Introduction to counterfeit and falsified medicines 2. Counterfeit and falsified medicines – case studies 3. Medicines law – an analysis of the Falsified Medicines Directive 4. IP law – an analysis of the Enforcement Directive and the Customs Regulation 5. Criminal law and counterfeit and falsified medicines 6. Conclusion and recommendations Index

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