Combating Counterfeit Drugs

The sale of counterfeit drugs is a big global challenge. According to The World Health Organisation (WHO) Counterfeit Drugs are “A product that is: deliberately and fraudulently mislabelled with respect to source and/or identity”.

““About 800,000 deaths a year in Africa are linked to the counterfeit drug trade, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to a report of the World Economic Forum 2011, the size of the world’s counterfeit drug market was around $200 billion, the second biggest illegal market after marijuana, cocaine and opium. “

Counterfeit products may include:
  • products with the correct ingredients or
  • with the wrong ingredients,
  • without active ingredients,
  • with incorrect quantities of active ingredients or – with fake packaging.
  • Support for public awareness programmes
  • Promote the adoption & enforcement of strong anti-counterfeiting laws
  • Collaborate with counterfeit drug actors to deter & detect counterfeit drugs globally
  • Facilitates site visits to best in class anti counterfeit drugs facilities
  • Supports public meeting / counterfeit drug detection technology forums

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