World Medical Association calls for action on fake medicines


The World Medical Association (WMA) warned that the shortage of medicines during the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the growth of fake and substandard products.

The WMA suggested that medical associations of countries around the world should actively oppose the illegal sales of medicines on the internet and the illegal importing of medicines and counterfeit medicines. Websites illegally offering medical products not controlled by state health authorities should be shut down as quickly and possible standards and mechanisms established guaranteeing the continuity and the supply of medicines to avoid shortages, reported Times Live (17 October 2021)

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