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Communication/Conference: In the Philippines, the presence of counterfeit medicines is at “an alarming stage”

Communication/Conference: In the Philippines, the presence of counterfeit medicines is at “an alarming stage”

November 23rd 2015 - www.sunstar.com

The press conference organized as part of the “National Consciousness Week Against Counterfeit Medicines” provided an opportunity to address the issue of fake medicines. A member of the Department of Health (DOH) of Philippines stated that this scourge is badly expanding and becoming a serious concern both for governments and pharmaceutical industry. Moreover, he explained that counterfeiting is not a simple crime and became one of the most lucrative income sources for pharmaceutical terrorists and crime networks. The credibility of governments but also of the industry is coming into question.