Raising Awareness about Dangers of Fake Medicines

Fight the Fakes campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of fake medicines. Partner organisations and individuals share the belief that coordination among all actors involved in the manufacturing and distribution of medicines is vital to vanquish this public health threat.

Fight the Fakes

Fight the Fakes is a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicines. The campaign gives a voice to those who have been personally impacted and shares the stories of those working to put a stop to this threat to public health. It seeks to build a global movement of organizations and individuals who will shine light on the negative impact that fake medicines have on people around the globe and to reduce the negative consequences on individuals worldwide.

Fight the Fakes partners endorse the campaign and share the belief that coordination among all actors involved in the manufacturing and distribution of medicines is vital to tackle this public health threat.

As part of this effort, Fight the Fakes is collecting resources and updates on this issue and is encouraging the public to help speak up and spread the word about this threat to patients. The website also serves as a resource for organizations and individuals who are looking to support this effort by outlining opportunities for action and sharing what others are doing to fight fake medicines.

Fight the Fakes looks to the leadership of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Member State Mechanism on substandard/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit medical products in guiding the direction of the campaign.

Since its launch in November 2013, Fight the Fakes has grown from 10 founding members to 25 Partner organisations. This includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, research institutes, NGOs and foundations, coalitions for consumer protection, product development partnerships (PDPs), disease-specific organizations, mobile app services, wholesalers and the researched-based and generic pharmaceutical industries. The Fight the Fakes website serves as a hub for resources about fake medicines, for updates on news, developments and technology, and for ‘stories from the frontline.’

The campaign has been represented by partners at events on drug regulation, malaria eradication, anti-counterfeiting, the role of the media in public health and the 67th World Health Assembly.

Partners

  • World Medical Association (WMA)

    Association
    France | Staff size: 26-50

    The World Medical Association (WMA) is an international organization representing physicians. It was founded on 17 September 1947, when physicians from 27 different countries met at the First...

  • World Heart Federation

    Association, Service Providers
    Staff size: 26-50

    The World Heart Federation was originally formed in 1978 by a merger of the International Society of Cardiology (ISC) and the International Cardiology Federation (ICF), which became the...

  • U.S. Pharmacopeia

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a global health organization that improves lives through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of...

  • Sproxil

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    Sproxil uses mobile technology to combat counterfeiting and increase brand equity with innovative, consumer-focused product protection and targeted marketing solutions. Its award-winning Sproxil...

  • Roll Back Malaria Partnership (duplicate)

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: Unknown

    The Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM Partnership) is the global framework for coordinated action against malaria. It forges consensus among key actors in malaria control, harmonises action and...

  • Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM)

    Association
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Partnership for Safe Medicines India is a coalition of consumer organizations, patient, physician, pharmacist, university, industry and other professional organizations committed to the...

  • Pharmaceutical Security Institute

    Implementing NGO, Association
    Staff size: Unknown

    The Pharmaceutical Security Institute is a not-for-profit, membership organization dedicated to:

    Protecting the Public Health

    Sharing Information on the Counterfeiting of...

  • Partnership for Safe Medicines

    Association
    Staff size: 6-25

    Criminals make billions of dollars creating and selling counterfeit drugs around the world, and those products make their way into the United States. They duplicate the exact packaging, look and...

  • NCD Alliance

    Advocacy NGO, Association
    Staff size: 26-50

    The NCD Alliance is a formal alliance of four international federations - International Diabetes Federation, Union for International Cancer Control, World Heart Federation and the International...

  • Mobilium

    Service Providers
    Staff size: Unknown

    Mobilium Global Limited is the International mobile, wireless applications & connected company & high-level advisory & consulting group of companies that provides insight &...

  • Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)

    Foundation, Institute
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    MMV, a not-for-profit public-private partnership, was established as a foundation in Switzerland. It was created to discover, develop and deliver new, effective and affordable drugs for malaria...

  • The Malaria Consortium

    Implementing NGO
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 251-500

    Malaria Consortium is an international non-profit organisation specialising in the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases – particularly...

  • International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

    Association
    Staff size: Unknown

    IFPW is the global trade association representing the full-service pharmaceutical wholesaler and distribution industry. Its mission is to help its members and stakeholders advance the safe,...

  • International Council of Nurses (ICN)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing the more than 16 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN...

  • Global Pharma Health Fund (GPHF)

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: Unknown

    The Global Pharma Health Fund (GPHF) is a charitable organization initiated and funded exclusively by donations from Merck, Darmstadt · Germany.

    Within international development...

  • Generic Pharmaceutical Association

    Association
    Staff size: Unknown

    The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) represents the manufacturers and distributors of finished generic pharmaceutical products, manufacturers and distributors of bulk active...

  • Fondation Chirac

    Foundation
    France | Staff size: 26-50

    The Fondation Chirac was launched by former French President Jacques Chirac, after having served two terms in office between 1995 and 2007. Since 2008, this foundation strives for peace through...

  • European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP)

    Association
    Belgium | Staff size: 10,000+

    GIRP, the European Healthcare Distribution Association, is the umbrella organisation for pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers and distributors of healthcare products and services in Europe. It...

  • Dutch Malaria Foundation

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 6-25

    The Dutch Malaria Foundation is a charity organisation that develops and tests sustainable and innovative ways to combat malaria. They also make existing knowledge and information about fighting...

  • Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) is a nonprofit organization chartered in 2011 to help Internet industry leaders find a way to address the growing problem of consumer access to...

  • Alliance for Safe Internet Pharmacy in the EU (ASOP EU)

    Implementing NGO, Association
    Staff size: Unknown
    What is ASOP EU? The internet is home to the largest unregulated pharmaceutical marketplace in the World. In early 2011, a group representing a broad range of interests, met...
  • Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: Unknown

    The uniting purpose of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) is to protect patient safety globally and ensure patient access to safe and legitimate online pharmacies in accordance...

  • International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

    Association
    Staff size: 6-25

    IFPMA represents the research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations across the globe. The research-based pharmaceutical industry’s 2 million employees discover, develop, and...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Europe, West Africa, Central Africa, Central Asia, East Asia and Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, North Africa and Middle East, South Asia, Southern Africa
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2013
Sectors