#DidYouKnow? Possession of #fakemeds is illegal, not just production or sale
Great news for the fight against fake medicines!
The Convention against counterfeiting of medicines and devices – Medicrime – officially enters into force in January 2016.
With 23 signatories and 5 ratifying countries, the latest Guinea on 24th September 2015, the text promoted by the Council of Europe (COE) now becomes the first international legal treaty to protect patients from the threat of fake medicines.
It is great to see the severity of the production and distribution of fake medicines recognized at global level, with this new tool to support national health and law enforcement authorities. The treaty is open for signature by all countries in the world.
Fight the Fakes campaign congratulates Guinea, and welcomes that ratification of the Medicrime Convention.