Counterfeit and fake medicines (WP1185)

Date:
5 July, 2013
Themes:
Global economy, Sustainable development and the environment
Tags:
counterfeit medicines, world health organisation

According to some figures, 20-30% of medicines in Africa are fake which could represent approx 700,000 deaths per year. We talk about controls in the supply chain and one method of ensuring that purchased medicine is the real thing.

Contributor is:

Duncan Learmouth, Senior Vice President, Developing Countries and Market Access, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Brentford

 

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