A national dialogue to serve as a platform for discussing strategies to overcome counterfeiting and piracy of products in West Africa, opened in Accra yesterday. It is under the theme: "Protecting the consumer against counterfeit products through inter-agency and sub-regional collaboration".

The main thrust of the dialogue is to ascertain concerns raised about the way certain persons produce counterfeit medicines, cosmetics and medical devices for consumption which adversely affect the health of consumers. The two-day dialogue seeks to facilitate the identification of counterfeit products and to minimise the risk and exposure of consumers to such products.

22 July 2008

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