Presentation on theme: "1 4 th Global Congress, Dubai 3 rd – 5 th February 2008."— Presentation transcript:
1 4 th Global Congress, Dubai 3 rd – 5 th February 2008
2 PSI Mission The Pharmaceutical Security Institute is a fact finding, non-profit making organisation dedicated to: Protecting the public health Sharing information on counterfeiting activity Initiating enforcement actions with the appropriate authorities PSI currently has 26 members, which are some of the worlds major pharmaceutical companies.
3 3 Current Members
4 How often are medicines counterfeited? Number of Incidents 2005 – Counterfeit8991,184 Diversion Theft7354 Total1,1231,371
5 How often are medicines counterfeited?
6 What are some of the issues in this case? Issue 1: Raising awareness of the dangers Self-diagnosis. Self-prescribing. Knowing the source. Issue 2: Counterfeiters dont just manufacture 1 packet! So where is the rest of it? What was the batch number and other details? What was the result of the analysis?
7 What progress has been made to protect consumers? Companies Anti-Counterfeiting programmes include: Experienced investigators Skilfully conducted, international investigations Profiling & Targeting the counterfeiters & distributors Trying to work more closely with the authorities More cases identified and better quality arrests Greater awareness Commitment of international, regional and national organisations
8 What are the responsibilities of the public and private sector? Find ways of working together Dont just stop c/f medicines at the borders Share vital details to increase knowledge & investigations Recognise the skills each sector can provide Develop joint projects Use existing legislation or consider changes Push for maximum penalties and investigate assets
9 Europe & Middle East Region Ashley How Director Tel: +44 (0) Mob: +44 (0) Website: Thank you