a WHO initiative to combat counterfeit medical products. Dr V. Reggi - World Health Organization. WHO definition.
Dr V. Reggi - World Health Organization
“a medicine, which is deliberately and fraudulently mislabelled with respect to identity and/or source. Counterfeiting can apply to both branded and generic products and counterfeit products may include products with the correct ingredients, with the wrong ingredients, without active ingredients, with the incorrect amount of active ingredients or with fake packaging”
……not a medical product!
Arbitrary and unpredictable composition
Manufactured evading regulatory control
Manufactured and sold hiding its real origin
Meant to deceive, unsafe
It is not primarily an IP issue!
It is mainly a personal and public health problem!
Medical products are not bags, CDs, watches or T-shirts!
2005: 3 women killed in Argentina by a
counterfeit iron preparation
2006: 300+ people killed in Panama by
… jeopardizes the credibility of
health care delivery systems,
pharmaceutical supply systems,
… and governments!
IMPACT is a taskforce launched by WHO to gather all the most important international actors in the fight against the counterfeiting of medical products
IMPACT aims at coordinating global action in order to promote and protect public health.
collaboration among all those concerned is essential
INTERPOL and WHO are strengthening their collaboration to support countries to combat counterfeit medical products
ENFORCEMENT support countries to combat counterfeit medical products
“ASEAN+China” Conference - November 2007, Jakarta
10 ASEAN Member Countries + China
Drug regulatory authorities, police, customs, associations of health professionals, manufacturers, wholesalers, NGOs.
- launched the establishment of a SPOC-based network;
- preparatory work for new coordinated operation (in the wake of Jupiter South-East Asia operation that lead to identifying source of counterfeit antimalarials)
IMPACT toolkit support countries to combat counterfeit medical products
What can countries do? support countries to combat counterfeit medical products
Thank support countries to combat counterfeit medical products