700,000 people die because of #fakemeds to treat #malaria & #TB each year
Fight the Fakes Partner USP has announced their continued partnership with USAID, Promoting Quality Medicines (PQM), through September 2019. The PQM programme provides technical assistance to countries without national regulation of medicines to combat the availability of counterfeit drugs. This initiative promotes the introduction of new technologies, such as Pharmacheck, to detect fake medicines before they reach patients. USP’s CEO Roger L. Williams states that the programme works towards sustainable solutions in-country, allowing developing nations to “take full ownership of their medicines quality assurance programs.”
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