detecting and removing poor quality medicines that harm the most vulnerable patients and damage public health


Assessment of medicines regulatory systems in sub-Saharan African countries - an overview of findings from 26 assessment reports

Deadly Trade - compiled by Emily Putze, Eva Conway, Maura Reilly and Olivia Madrid. 

External Links

Fake Drugs Kill

Further Resources

Combating Counterfeit, Falsified and Substandard Medicines: Defining the Way Forward?, Charles Clift, Chatham House, Centre on Global Health Security, November 2010

Falsified medicines information from the EU; definition, legal framework, implementation of the EU Falsified Medicines Directive, and background documents.

European Medicines Agency information on falsified medicines

Falsified Medicines Directive - presentation (PDF) from MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, provided by the NHS in Wales, UK

Falsified Medicines - Bridging the Gap between Business and Public Health, Pharmacy 2016, Rasmus Borup and Janine Traulsen

Combating Sales of Counterfeit and Falsified Medicines Online: A Losing Battle, 16 May 2017, Kah Seng Lee, Siew Mei Yee, Syed Tabish Razi Zaidi, Rahul P. Patel, Quan Yang, YaserMohammedAl-Worafi, and Long Chiau Ming

Counterfeit drugs raise Africa’s temperature (UN)