Fight the Fakes Press Release: Leadership rotation at Fight the Fakes, the worldwide campaign to protect people from fake medicines
- Today the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW) begins its role as secretariat of Fight the Fakes, the global campaign to raise awareness of the threat fake medicines pose to people and public health.
- Launched in November 2013, Fight the Fakes has grown into a coalition of over 30 organizations, including healthcare professionals, academia, NGOs, the generic and research-based pharmaceutical industry, healthcare distributers, and consumer protection organizations.
- As the Fight the Fakes secretariat, IFPW will continue to coordinate and amplify campaign partners’ activities in combatting fake medicines, and leverage their supply chain expertise and membership base to strengthen the campaign’s network.
Manager at campaign partner the Fondation Chirac. “Building on our past joint initiatives at the World Health Assembly and workshops on regulatory system strengthening in Africa, our cooperation with IFPMA in fighting fake medicines will continue. With this transition, we welcome the unparalleled
supply chain expertise of IFPW at the helm of Fight the Fakes, and we are certain the campaign will continue to grow with their guidance.”
About Fight the Fakes
Fight the Fakes is a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicines. The campaign gives a voice to those who have been personally impacted and shares the stories of those working to put a stop to this threat to public health. It seeks to build a global movement of organizations and individuals who will shine light on the negative impact that fake medicines have on people around the globe and to reduce the negative consequences on individuals worldwide.
You can read the Joint Statement of campaign partners on the Fight the Fakes website (http://fightthefakes.org/about/). Follow Fight the Fakes on Twitter (www.twitter.com/FightTheFakes)
and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FightTheFakes).
Fight the Fakes Partners
Alliance for Safe Internet Pharmacy in the EU (ASOP EU); Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP); Active Citizenship Network (ACN); Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP); Dutch
Malaria Foundation; Fondation Chirac; European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP); Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (GPhA); Global Pharma Health Fund (GPHF); International Council of Nurses (ICN); International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA);
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT); International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP); International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF); International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW); International Institute of Research Against Counterfeit
Medicines (IRACM); Malaria Consortium; Medicines for Europe; Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV); Mobilium; Mylan; NCD Alliance; PharmaSecure; Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI);
Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM); Partnership for Safe Medicines India; Roll Back Malaria; Rx360; Sproxil; University College London (UCL) School of Pharmacy; U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP); World Medical Association (WMA); World Heart Federation (WHF)
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW) is the global trade association representing full-service pharmaceutical wholesalers, distributors and wholesaler associations in 26 countries, and provides a strong, effective platform to establish dialogue within the global
pharmaceutical community. The association is dedicated to helping its members and stakeholders advance the safe, efficient and continuous access to pharmaceuticals worldwide through the promotion of good distribution practices and services. The IFPW’s charitable arm, IFPW Foundation, aims to improve access to and availability of quality medicines and health commodities worldwide.