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CHMP to remove 100 generic medicines from market

Due to fraudulent clinical trials from a contract research organization, the EMA’s expert committee, the CHMP, is now suspending marketing approval authorizations for around 100 generic drugs on the market.

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It now appears that fraudulent clinical trials by Indian contract research organization (CRO) Synchron Research Service will have an impact on the European market for generic medicines.

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) expert committee, the CHMP, has encouraged the EU Commission to withdraw the marketing approvals for around 100 generic medicines due to the fact that supporting data came from Synchron.

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