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Communication/Conference: According to a report, 58% of counterfeiting cases involve pharmaceutical establishments

Communication/Conference: According to a report, 58% of counterfeiting cases involve pharmaceutical establishments

April 4th, 2016 - www.bmjopen.bmj.com

A new retrospective review on counterfeit medicines in Peru (1997–2014) aims at consolidating and assessing information on counterfeit medicines subject to pharmaceutical alerts issued by the Peruvian Medicines Regulatory Authority over 18 years (1997–2014) of health monitoring and enforcement.

A total of 669 DIGEMID alerts were issued during the study period, 354 (52.91%) of which cover 1,738 cases of counterfeit:

  • 1,010 cases (58.11%) involved pharmaceutical establishments;
  • and 349 (20.08%) involved non-pharmaceutical commercial outlets.
  • In 126 cases (7.25%), counterfeit medicines were seized in an unauthorized trade (without any marketing authorization).
  • In 253 cases (14.56%) the type of establishment or business associated with the seized product was not identified.