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

Click on the 'Media centre' then 'News' tabs on the left to read the top stories which have hit the headlines in the recent months.

New public-facing awareness raising video on counterfeit medicines

29 Jul 2013

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers have just released a new educational video. Entitled "Watch out for false friends", this video stars a genuine pill who explains the danger of fake medicines and their impact on our societies. Read more

Cost before care – what price patient safety?

2 Jul 2013

Cost before care – what price patient safety?

French Drug Regulator speaks out to highlight risks of therapeutic substitution.

Sanofi and Air France unite to protect patients

9 Jan 2013

French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, has joined forces with Air France in a novel campaign to help protect holiday-makers