New EU logo protects patients from online sales of fake medicines

EU logo for legal pharmacies2015From 1st July 2015, all online pharmacies or retailers of medicines legally operating in the European Union should display a new logo introduced by the Falsified Medicines Directive. This logo aims to protect patients from illegal falsified medicinal products in helping identify the websites which are operating legally, and so guarantee the safety of the products.

This logo has a two-step verification process. When clicking on the logo, online shoppers should be taken to the national regulatory authority website which lists all legally operating pharmacies and retailers of medicines in a given Member State.

Read more in this European Commission’s press release. and on the European Commission website.

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