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CHMP insists that generic drugs be market removed after fake trials

Digging its heels in over the summer, the EMA’s expert committee is still of the opinion that almost 100 generic medicines need to be removed from market – though eight have been granted clemency.

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At summer meetings debating the issue of fake testing, the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has chosen to stick to its guns – nearly 100 generic drugs will have to be removed from market, reports the Danish Medicines Agency.

The reason for this recommendation, which the committee has maintained since May, is due to fraudulent clinical trials conducted by Indian contract research organization (CRO) Synchron Research Service.

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