#Fakemeds put patients at risk of further illness, disability or even death ❗️ Read more on FightTheFakes.org
Fake medicines pose a serious risk to public health and safety and are one of the most harmful forms of illicit activities. The manufacturing, trade and consumption of these products pose a dangerous threat to people’s health. Furthermore, this criminal activity is big business: the sale of fake medicines from East Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa amounts to $5 billion a year poured into illicit economies.
Click on the image above to read the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) “Focus On the Illicit Trafficking of Counterfeit Goods and Transnational Crime” and learn more about the social, ethical and environmental impacts of fraudulent medicines. Visit www.unodc.org/counterfeit for more resources and their PSA.