In 2013, the G8 recognized the counterfeit medicine trade as a significant problem in their countries. Read PSM’s infographic to learn about their reporting on the issue.

In May 2013, the leaders of G8 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the United States of America) met at Camp David to discuss major global challenges, including rogue internet pharmacies and counterfeit medical products. They committed “to exchange information on rogue internet pharmacy sites in accordance with national law and share best practices on combating counterfeit medical products,” and released a report(download pdf here) in June 2013 to summarizing counterfeit incidents each country reported.

The results of that report highlight just how unsafe it is to import medicines from non-FDA approved sources. Learn more by reading PSM’s infographic, or check out all the details in the G8’s report (download).

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By S. Imber