Patient Info

The EAASM’s leaflet ‘A patient’s guide to fake medicines’ is also available for download. This guide gives practical information to ensure the quality and safety of your medicines.

As a patient, you are the person most at risk from fake medicines and therefore it is important you make sure that the medicines you take are genuine. Medicines may have passed through several pairs of hands and a number of countries by the time they reach you (see Parallel trade in Europe).

This section has valuable information that you, as patient, should know before buying medicines. You can read about technology measures which are used as tools to help protect you from counterfeit medicines; buying medicines at your local pharmacy or from online pharmacies; and even get our top tips to help you avoid counterfeit medicines.

If you have any further questions, please email the EAASM at mike.isles@eaasm.eu