The French organization la Mutualité Française, along with the Fondation Pierre Fabre and the Fondation Chirac, is organizing a conference on falsified medicines in Paris, on October 15, 2010. This conference will analyse the current situation of the production and fraudulent trade of falsified medicines, and will propose solutions to this problem of public health.
Antibiotics, anti-cancer treatments, and essential medicines are being falsified more and more frequently. Their traffic represents 10% of the global market according to the World Health Organization.
Falsified medicines can endanger the consumer’s life because the active ingredients can be overdosed, underdosed or not present at all. Some falsified medicines may even contain toxic substances.
Date: October 15, 2010
Place: Palais Brongniart, Place de la Bourse, Paris 75002