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UCL Fight the Fakes & CPA event on Global Impact of Substandard and Falsified Medicines

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UCL Fight the Fakes & CPA event on Global Impact of Substandard and Falsified Medicines


On 16 March Fight the Fakes partners UCL School of Pharmacy and Commonwealth Pharmacist Association (CPA) hosted a panel discussion about the global impacts of substandard and falsified medicines. With the support of global Fight the Fakes partners the panel focused on “Detecting and reporting Falsified Medicines: Building a Culture that Promotes Rapid Exchange of Information”. The session was followed by a Q&A session. In case you missed it you can check the livestream here.

The event was chaired by Oksana Pyzik, Senior Teaching Fellow and Global Engagement Coordinator at the UCL School of Pharmacy and moderated by SCRIP journalist Eleanor Malone. The  experts speaking that spoke at the event were:

  • Dr HRH Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite, Executive Director, RASIT
  • Michael Deats, Group Lead SAV Team from World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • Bernard Naughton, Clinical Pharmacist from Oxford University
  • Mike Isles, Executive Director, ASOP EU
  • Lynda Scammell, Senior Policy Manager, MHRA

It was such a successful event! To see how it rolled our you can look for the hashtag #UCLFakeMedsPanel on Twitter.

Here are some examples:

 

 

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