Generic packaging under discussion


Source: PackagingMarket, 26/03/2008

The Brazilian Association of the Non-Prescription Drugs Industry is working on drafting a standard that will be presented to Anvisa in two weeks so that generic manufacturers are prohibited from copying packaging from industries that manufacture branded medicines. For the general secretary of Abimip, Sálvio Di Girólamo, the consumer can be misled, due to the similarities. The president of the Brazilian Institute of Ethics in Competition, André Franco Montoro Filho, points out how serious the fact that there is a lot of informality in this market. He says that a study by Etco reveals that tax evasion reaches 23% of the sector on average.