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The Partnership for Safe Medicines Interchange 2014

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The Partnership for Safe Medicines Interchange 2014
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On September 18, 2014 in Washington, DC thought leaders, policy makers, patient advocates, law enforcement, medicine makers, suppliers and pharmacists will gather to discuss the state of patient safety in a world with counterfeit drugs. Learn what leaders are doing about the problems of counterfeit drugs. Speakers from the World Customs Organization, the US Food and Drug Administration, the Pharmaceutical Security Institute, the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies as well as prominent researchers, pharmacists and patient advocates will be panelists.

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Of the 1mil deaths per year due to #malaria, 200,000 could be avoided if patients weren't treated with #fakemeds

From antibiotics to pain relievers, more than 500 versions of fake #pharmaceutical products are circulating #fakemeds

#Fakemeds seized during #Biyela? Antibiotics, painkillers, meds for high blood pressure & diabetes

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

Up to 40% of the drug supply of some countries in Africa could be #fakemeds

60% of all spam offers medicine- its an inexpensive way for #counterfeiters to target you with #fakemeds.

20% of all #malaria deaths worldwide can be directly associated with the use of #fakemeds

More than 50% of medicine sold worldwide from illegal online sources are #fakemeds

#Fakemeds: 32% have no active ingredients, 40% have incorrect ingredients & dose, 8.5% contain dangerous contaminants

India may have as much as 12-25% of their supply contaminated with substandard and #fakemeds

On internet sites that conceal their physical address 50% of the drugs are #fakemeds

123 countries are impacted by #fakemeds

Up to 30% of medicines in developing countries are #fakemeds

#DidYouKnow? 96% of online pharmacies operate illegally

NIH 2012 study of 7 countries in southeast Asia reveals that 36% of #antimalarials are #fakemeds

In 2013 1.2 million sachets of #fakemeds were seized in Le Havre, France. The biggest seizure in the #EU

2011: European Customs retained 27.5 million #fakemeds

Criminals trafficking #fakemeds make profits 10x more than those trafficking illicit drugs

36% of #anti-malarial drugs in #SoutheastAsia are #fakemeds

Both branded and generic products are subject to counterfeiting

.@INTERPO_HQ L Operation #PangeaVI seized 9.8 million illegal & counterfeit drugs #fakemeds

.@UNODC estimates the market value of fake #antimalarials at over US$400mil in west Africa alone

Every therapeutic class of pharmaceutical product has been the subject of #counterfeiting

1 medicine in 2 purchased on internet sites that conceal their physical address is a #fakemed

Decades of fighting #malaria could be put at risk by #fakemeds on the market

1 out of 4 counterfeit products intercepted by EU customs in 2011 were #fakemeds

30% of countries have little or no regulation to effectively combat #fakemeds

#Fakemeds seized in Le Havre in May 2013 were hidden in sachets of tea

Poisons found in #fakemeds include mercury, rat poison, boric acid, paint & antifreeze

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

700,000 people die because of #fakemeds to treat #malaria & #TB each year

In the US only 4% of online pharmacies appear to be in compliance with pharmacy laws & practice standards

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

#fakemeds could be up to 15% of medicines in circulation worldwide

#Fakemeds can contain no active ingredients at all – a direct threat to patients that need treatment

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