Drug Safety Matters

#1 Fighting the fakes – Aline Plançon

January 27, 2020 Uppsala Monitoring Centre
Drug Safety Matters
#1 Fighting the fakes – Aline Plançon
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Drug Safety Matters
#1 Fighting the fakes – Aline Plançon
Jan 27, 2020
Uppsala Monitoring Centre

Fake medicines claim at least 200,000 lives every year, with the World Health Organization estimating that 1 in 10 medicines worldwide is now substandard or falsified. But with the market in illicit drugs worth up to $200 billion a year, and traffickers more likely to face a fine than jail time when they are caught, the financial incentives far outweigh the deterrents. So how do we put a stop to this deadly trade? Drug Safety Matters investigates with former Interpol officer and PMEDS program founder Aline Plançon.

Tune in to find out:

  • How widespread and dangerous fake medicines are
  • What makes pharmaceutical crime so successful
  • What action is being taken to curb the problem
  • How modern tracking technology can help
  • What we can do to raise awareness

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Show Notes

Fake medicines claim at least 200,000 lives every year, with the World Health Organization estimating that 1 in 10 medicines worldwide is now substandard or falsified. But with the market in illicit drugs worth up to $200 billion a year, and traffickers more likely to face a fine than jail time when they are caught, the financial incentives far outweigh the deterrents. So how do we put a stop to this deadly trade? Drug Safety Matters investigates with former Interpol officer and PMEDS program founder Aline Plançon.

Tune in to find out:

  • How widespread and dangerous fake medicines are
  • What makes pharmaceutical crime so successful
  • What action is being taken to curb the problem
  • How modern tracking technology can help
  • What we can do to raise awareness

Want to know more?


Join the conversation on social media
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, and share your thoughts about the show with the hashtag #DrugSafetyMatters.

Got a story to share?
We’re always looking for new content and interesting people to interview. If you have a great idea for a show, get in touch!

About UMC
Read more about Uppsala Monitoring Centre and our mission to build a global patient safety culture.