GENEVA — Following the campaign's six-month anniversary, Fight the Fakes last week announced 11 new partners, bringing the total number of member organizations to 25. New partners, representing wholesalers, pharmacists, mobile app services, coalitions for consumer protection and generic pharmaceutical manufactures, join the campaign to speak up and spread the word about the impact of fake medicines. These organizations add to a diverse group of standing partners, including healthcare professionals, disease-specific organizations, research-institutes, product-development partnerships, foundations, non-profits and the private sector.
The 11 new partners include the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies, the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy in the EU, the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies, the European Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers, the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation, Mobilium, the Partnership for Safe Medicines, PSM India and the Pharmaceutical Security Institute.
Fight the Fakes partners believe that a comprehensive strategy to combat fake medicines requires an active participation that involves all stakeholders, leveraging competencies at local, national and global levels, the group stated.