WHO Launches Campaign Against Drug Counterfeiting in Asia

Law360, New York (November 11, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) will launch a campaign against counterfeit medicines with six countries from the Greater Mekong sub-region this week, the organization said in a press release Tuesday.

A campaign to promote advocacy activities directed at key decision-makers, health professionals and the general public and to strengthen inspection and post-marketing surveillance will be kick-started at a meeting from Nov. 11 to 13 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

"Combating low quality or illegal medicines is now more important than ever. Expanding access to safe effective treatment for...
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