Drug Safety Matters

#1 Fighting the fakes – Aline Plançon

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

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