#Fakemeds can contain no active ingredients at all – a direct threat to patients that need treatment
According to the World Health Organisation, 1 medicine out of 10 is fake, and in some countries this figure can reach 7 out of 10.
In this brochure, published by Sanofi, learn about falsified medicines and the actions that can be taken to tackle the issue. The brochure outlines key findings from studies carried out across the globe in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Colombia) , Asia (China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam), Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) and the US on how aware and informed participants are of the issue around fake medicines. The analysis of fake medicine perceptions in different parts of the world is a key part of the study and shows that many improvements around awareness raising have been made in the past years. It also rings the alarm bell around online pharmacies and gives precautions regarding medication while traveling.
The study also presents the legal framework to combat fake medicines and major tools to be leveraged at institutional, organizational and production levels.