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FIP partners Fight the Fakes

FIP has officially joined Fight the Fakes. This is a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of counterfeit medicines through giving a voice to those who have been personally impacted by counterfeit medicines and sharing the stories of those working to put a stop to this threat to public health.

FIP has been working against the growing problem of counterfeit medicines for over 20 years. “Pharmacists should be sure about the quality of the medicines they supply. Our focus on counterfeit medicines is driven by our commitment to protect patient safety. We continue our activities in advocacy, support of local activities (for example, training pharmacists) and providing technical expertise on the issue, and through leadership, special projects such as the .pharmacy web domain, and collaborations,” said Luc Besançon, FIP CEO and general secretary.

Fight the Fakes is the latest of FIP’s collaborations. “The answers to the threat of counterfeit medicines cannot be solved by only one group or profession. A coalition of concerned parties is needed to ensure that solutions are implemented. Solutions to counterfeit medicines imply a series of measures — no single measure can by itself solve the problem,” Mr Besançon said.

Further details of the work of FIP in this area and examples of what pharmacists around the world are doing to fight counterfeit medicines are available on this website.