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18 May 2019

UNODC launches Guide to Combat Crime related to Falsified Medical Products


To support countries in enacting or strengthening domestic legislation in the falsified medical products area and in protecting public health, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the ‘Guide to Good Legislative Practices on Combating Falsified Medical Product-Related Crime’ at a side event held jointly with Argentina, Belgium and France on 21 May at the 28th Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

States can use the Guide as a practical tool as they draft, amend or review relevant national legislation. Intellectual property rights are specifically excluded from the ambit of this Guide. It is hoped that this Guide will contribute to an increased number of national and international investigations and prosecutions of falsified medical product-related crime, which remains a “high profit low risk sector” for criminals.

More info on the UNODC website

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