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Communication / Conference: New WHO term for falsified medical products

Communication / Conference: New WHO term for falsified medical products


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The term "substandard and falsified (SF) medical products" was adopted at the 17th World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) held 29 May 2017 in Geneva. It replaces the previous term of "substandard/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit medical products". Falsified is now used to refer to items posing a risk for public health, whereas "counterfeit" is now reserved for intellectual property issues.

The WHO communiqué states that falsified medical products are those "that deliberately/fraudulently misrepresent their identity, composition or source".


New WHO term for falsified medical products

 

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