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Drug watchdog in fraud investigation
By Jeremy Laurance, 07 November 2011
The safety of medicines in the UK has been cast into doubt by a fraud inquiry at the European regulator responsible for licensing pharmaceutical drugs across the EU.
The European Medicines Agency, based in Canary Wharf, London, is under investigation over alleged conflicts of interest by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). If proven, the allegation would undermine confidence in the pharmaceutical industry which is already reeling from a series of disasters involving heavily publicised medicines, which later turned out to have deadly side effects.