EFPIA Trumpets EU-Wide Solution To Drug Theft After Italian Report
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Europe is largely ignoring drugs theft while focusing on medicines counterfeiting, but a new Italian report could spur stakeholders to unify behind EFPIA's supply chain tracking system.
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