In this section you can read all the latest news about counterfeit and substandard medicines from around Europe and the world.

EUROPOL launches a campaign for public awareness and prevention of online counterfeiting. The campaign gives insights into the most commonly affected sectors, the risks that come along with buying counterfeits and strategies on how to detect fraudulent websites.

According to a series of studies carried out by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), 83 billion Euros and 790 000 jobs are lost every year across the EU due to counterfeiting and piracy.

A public awareness raising campaign has been launched which is aimed at young adults warning of the dangers of buying dodgy diet pills online.

Clinigen Group plc (AIM: CLIN, ‘Clinigen’ or the ‘Group’) the global pharmaceutical and services company has become a full member of the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) and Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy in the EU (ASOP EU), both aiming to protect patients from the dangers of falsified or counterfeit medicines.