The World Health Organisation has published an updated factsheet on the traffic of falsified medical products on its internet site with figures and advice on how to fight this scourge.
The battle against falsified medical products is intensifying with the entry into force of the European Council's Medicrime Convention as of January 1, 2016. The goal is to end the traffic of falsified medical products thanks to a general mobilization at the international level.
The International Institute Against Counterfeit Medicines (IRACM) is launching a new international awareness campaign about counterfeit medicines on Internet. "It’s all fake" is the new message that the institute is seeking to promote in the next step of the nationwide campaign launched in France on July 2015, What in the world is a fake medicine? 1, and through the dissemination of an information booklet to make people aware of the fake medicines available on Internet, and that are also bought when travelling.