In 2013, Operation #Biyela seized 550 million doses of illicit medicine in #Africa
We are proud to announce the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) as a new partner of the Fight the Fakes campaign!
FIP is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, and is a non-governmental organisation in official relations with the World Health Organization. Through its 132 member organisations, it represents over three million practitioners and scientists around the world.
The federation has been actively engaged in combating the threat fake medicines pose to public health for over 20 years. As increasing globalisation augments the risk of fake medicines in each country, pharmacists are critical to ensuring patients receive genuine treatments.
“Our focus on counterfeit medicines is driven by our commitment to protect patient safety when using medicines. We continue our activities in advocacy, support of local activities and providing technical expertise on the issue, and through leadership, special projects such as the .pharmacy web domain, and collaborations such as Fight the Fakes,” said Luc Besançon, FIP CEO and general secretary.
Click here to learn more about FIP and its efforts to improve patient safety.