Counterfeit medical products constitute a lucrative trade in full expansion that concerns 10% of the world medical market according to the WHO. Though it is more profitable than the illegal drug trade, counterfeiters risk much lighter sentences, even though legislation does exist to punish them. A notable exception would be certain African countries where there is an utter legal void in terms of counterfeit products.
Counterfeit medical products: The countries most affected and the countries that counterfeit the most
At the start of the 2000s, the WHO analyzed seizures around the world and estimated 60% of counterfeit medical products were destined for developing countries, while 40% were for developed countries.
A press conference was held on February 17, 2015 for the signing of the partnership Convention between Al-Bawsala and Orange-Tunisie with Claude Chirac in attendance.