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RX-360 Joins as a Partner of Fight the Fakes!

Rx360 International Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Consortium |

RX-360 Joins as a Partner of Fight the Fakes!
Photo Credits: Rx360

We are proud to announce Rx-360 International Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Consortium as a Partner of the Fight the Fakes campaign!

Rx360 is a consortium of organizations which helps protect consumers and patients from the danger of fake medicines. Its objective is to share information and find solutions to ensure the safety and reliability of the healthcare supply chain, as well as the quality of medicines that pass across it.

“We believe that Rx-360 can make a tangible contribution to the campaign by adding an additional network of allies and we hope that our support will help in achieving our shared goal of strengthening health systems and reducing the potential for patient harm with respect to fake medicines worldwide”, stated Mark Paxton, CEO of Rx-360.

You can find more information about Rx360 activities and members on its website.

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123 countries are impacted by #fakemeds

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

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

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

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

2011: European Customs retained 27.5 million #fakemeds