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Day: 21 January 2021

WHO Announces New Measures to Fight Fake Drugs

WHO Announces New Measures to Fight Fake Drugs

NEWS
  The World Health Organisation and the International Pharmaceutical Federation have published a new curriculum guide aimed at strengthening efforts to prevent substandard and fake medicines and medical products from getting to patients. The curriculum guide, the two organisations said, is to support pharmacy educators and ensure they can stop the distribution and use of substandard and falsified medicines around the world. According to a press statement jointly signed by the two organisations and made available on Wednesday, all stakeholders in healthcare must continue to fight against the problem of substandard and falsified medicines. In 2017, the WHO estimated that one in 10 medicines in low- and middle-income countries were substandard and falsified, causing harm ...