A survey of UK pharmacists has found that 27 per cent are unaware of the date the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) comes into force.
Four high-value cargo thefts this month alone have raised a warning flag for US businesses ahead of Thanksgiving.
Officials in the UK have ramped up efforts to push the anti-counterfeit message with '12 fake days of Christmas'.
EU crackdown on websites selling counterfeit items has seen upwards of 20,500 domain names blocked.
Megastar Shipping is found not liable in the transhipment of fake goods from China in a landmark court case.
Improved security features can only go so far to prevent such a breach in future, with wider changes needed.
Philip Morris says it has received 157 applications for the second round of its $100m initiative to tackle illicit tobacco.