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La Convention Médicrime

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La Convention Médicrime

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La Convention Médicrime est l’unique instrument juridique pénal international criminalisant la fabrication et la distribution de faux produits médicaux ainsi que des infractions similaires. Développée par le Conseil de l’Europe pour protéger la santé publique, la convention Médicrime a été adoptée le 8 décembre 2010. Elle prévoit l’application de sanctions efficaces, proportionnées et dissuasives pour punir la production et le trafic de faux produits médicaux, sur un plan national et international.

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Every therapeutic class of pharmaceutical product has been the subject of #counterfeiting

1 medicine in 2 purchased on internet sites that conceal their physical address is a #fakemed

#Fakemeds seized in Le Havre in May 2013 were hidden in sachets of tea

#fakemeds are 10% to 30% of global medicine: less than 1% in some countries, +30% in parts of Africa Asia & Latin America

In 2013, Operation #Biyela seized 550 million doses of illicit medicine in #Africa

2011: European Customs retained 27.5 million #fakemeds

.@INTERPO_HQ L Operation #PangeaVI seized 9.8 million illegal & counterfeit drugs #fakemeds

36% of #anti-malarial drugs in #SoutheastAsia are #fakemeds

#Fakemeds seized during #Biyela? Antibiotics, painkillers, meds for high blood pressure & diabetes

Up to 30% of medicines in developing countries are #fakemeds

.@UNODC estimates the market value of fake #antimalarials at over US$400mil in west Africa alone

Up to 40% of the drug supply of some countries in Africa could be #fakemeds

1 out of 4 counterfeit products intercepted by EU customs in 2011 were #fakemeds

20% of all #malaria deaths worldwide can be directly associated with the use of #fakemeds

Criminals trafficking #fakemeds make profits 10x more than those trafficking illicit drugs

#DidYouKnow? Possession of #fakemeds is illegal, not just production or sale

In 2013 US authorities published warning of fake #diabetes meds—ineffective & dangerous for patients

Of the 1mil deaths per year due to #malaria, 200,000 could be avoided if patients weren't treated with #fakemeds

More than 50% of medicine sold worldwide from illegal online sources are #fakemeds

123 countries are impacted by #fakemeds

In 2013 1.2 million sachets of #fakemeds were seized in Le Havre, France. The biggest seizure in the #EU

On internet sites that conceal their physical address 50% of the drugs are #fakemeds

NIH 2012 study of 7 countries in southeast Asia reveals that 36% of #antimalarials are #fakemeds

Poisons found in #fakemeds include mercury, rat poison, boric acid, paint & antifreeze

Both branded and generic products are subject to counterfeiting

In the US only 4% of online pharmacies appear to be in compliance with pharmacy laws & practice standards

700,000 people die because of #fakemeds to treat #malaria & #TB each year

#Fakemeds can contain no active ingredients at all – a direct threat to patients that need treatment

30% of countries have little or no regulation to effectively combat #fakemeds

From antibiotics to pain relievers, more than 500 versions of fake #pharmaceutical products are circulating #fakemeds

#fakemeds could be up to 15% of medicines in circulation worldwide

#Fakemeds: 32% have no active ingredients, 40% have incorrect ingredients & dose, 8.5% contain dangerous contaminants

India may have as much as 12-25% of their supply contaminated with substandard and #fakemeds

60% of all spam offers medicine- its an inexpensive way for #counterfeiters to target you with #fakemeds.

#DidYouKnow? 96% of online pharmacies operate illegally

Decades of fighting #malaria could be put at risk by #fakemeds on the market