Be Aware: Helping to Fight Counterfeit Medicines, Keeping Patients Safer

International Council of Nurses, International Pharmaceutical Federation, World Dental Federation, World Medical Association
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This toolkit is designed  to assist dentists, nurses, pharmacists and physicians to tackle counterfeit medicines in their daily practice.

The kit includes:

  1. An overview of the situation and suggestions as to what health professionals can do to help fight counterfeit medicines
  2. A reporting form that can be copied and used to report any suspected counterfeit (this form serves as a model and does not replace any existing ones in-country)
  3. A visual inspection check list that can be used if a counterfeit medicine is suspected
  4. An information leaflet that can be shared with colleagues
  5. A patient information leaflet for distribution to patients or in community areas
  6. A poster that can be put in waiting rooms