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<ul><li> 1. Are They Real! ? Counterfeits Can Kill!</li></ul> <p> 2. Brought To You By. 3. Your Quality Assured Wholesaler 1 (242) 393-4854Fax 1 (242) 394-0533 Email nalpharm@batelnet.bs 4. The Emerging Crime of the 21 stCentury Counterfeit Drugs!! 5. WHATS REAL AND WHATS NOT? Can you really tell? 6. WHATS REAL AND WHATS NOT? Can you really tell? 7. </p> <ul><li>Counterfeit Medicine :</li></ul> <ul><li>A medicine that is deliberately and fraudulently mislabelled with respect to identity and source. </li></ul> <p> 8. </p> <ul><li>Counterfeit Products May Include Products With: </li></ul> <ul><li>The correct ingredients,</li></ul> <ul><li>Wrong ingredients,</li></ul> <ul><li>Without active ingredients,</li></ul> <ul><li>With incorrect quantity of active ingredient or</li></ul> <ul><li>With fake packaging </li></ul> <p> 9. FACTS AND FIGURES 10. </p> <ul><li>WHO survey between 1992 and 1994 revealed that 51% of counterfeit cases had no active ingredient </li></ul> <p> 11. </p> <ul><li>25% of medicines used in developing countries are counterfeit or substandard </li></ul> <p> 12. </p> <ul><li>Counterfeit medicines generate $32 billion a year in sales for Drug Dealers </li></ul> <p> 13. </p> <ul><li>200,000 counterfeit bottles of Lipitor made their way onto the US in 2003 </li></ul> <p> 14. </p> <ul><li>5% of all antibiotics sold </li></ul> <ul><li>worldwide are counterfeit! </li></ul> <p> 15. The Extent of The Problem 16. </p> <ul><li>WHO figures suggest that developing countries account for 60% of all reported cases of counterfeit and substandard drugs </li></ul> <p> 17. </p> <ul><li>Counterfeit drugs in developing countries are generally life saving and not lifestyle drugs, such as malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS </li></ul> <p> 18. </p> <ul><li>WHO survey of counterfeit medicines in 20 countries between January 1999 and October 2000 found that in </li></ul> <ul><li>60% of the 325 cases an active ingredient was missing </li></ul> <p> 19. </p> <ul><li>pain killers,</li></ul> <ul><li>antimalarials,</li></ul> <ul><li>anti-asthma,</li></ul> <ul><li>anti-allergy,</li></ul> <ul><li>antibiotics,</li></ul> <ul><li>hormones and</li></ul> <ul><li>steroids </li></ul> <p>In 2003 WHO reported that fake drugs between 1999 and 2002 included: 20. </p> <ul><li>51% of counterfeit cases had no active ingredient </li></ul> <ul><li>17% contained the wrong ingredient </li></ul> <ul><li>11% contained weaker than recommended concentrations of active ingredient </li></ul> <p>WHO survey in 1992 and 1994 revealed that: 21. </p> <ul><li>weak drug regulation control and enforcement,</li></ul> <ul><li>scarcity or unreliable supply of basic medicines,</li></ul> <ul><li>unregulated markets and</li></ul> <ul><li>high cost of medicines </li></ul> <p>Trade in counterfeit medicines is more prevalent in countries with: 22. Internet Purchasing 23. </p> <ul><li>Internet Pharmacies have facilitated the sale of fake medicines.</li></ul> <p> 24. </p> <ul><li>Some of these pharmacies do not require a prescription to sell medicines and can endanger the patients life </li></ul> <p> 25. THE CONSEQUENCES </p> <ul><li>Treatment Failures,</li></ul> <ul><li>Erosion of public confidence in health care, </li></ul> <ul><li>Prolonged illness,</li></ul> <ul><li>Unexpected and Dangerous side effects,</li></ul> <ul><li>Antimicrobial resistance</li></ul> <ul><li>Economic Hardship on Authorized and Ethical Distributors</li></ul> <ul><li>Negative Effect on the countries</li></ul> <ul><li>Economy </li></ul> <ul><li>DEATH! </li></ul> <p> 26. The Weakest Link inPharmaceutical Counterfeiting is The Supply Chain 27. </p> <ul><li> Until the government takes action to restrict the number of times a prescription drug product is bought and sold amongWHOLESALERS , the nation will continue to be susceptible to counterfeit drug problem. </li></ul> <p>Eric Turkewitz, a New York City lawyer . 28. </p> <ul><li> A drug distribution system that includes thousands of wholesalers is like having "thousands of windows and doors for the criminals to get in.Especially when there are people inside the house who will be conveniently leaving the windows and doors open" </li></ul> <p>Eric Turkewitz 29. Major Problem.. </p> <ul><li>Current laws in many countries does not prevent anyone from bringing in a product to sell, that a distributor has been given exclusive distributorship to by the manufacturer. </li></ul> <ul><li>This disrupts the safe distribution chain and increases the chance of sub-standard and/or counterfeit drugs entering the country . </li></ul> <p> 30. Benefits of a Proper Chain of Distribution. </p> <ul><li>Proper recall procedures </li></ul> <ul><li>Constant Supplies </li></ul> <ul><li>Proper Labeling </li></ul> <ul><li>Quality Control (Storage/Packaging/Expiry) </li></ul> <ul><li>Positive Economic benefits for the country e.g.. Authorized supplier paying taxes, duties, salaries, national insurance contributions etc. </li></ul> <p> 31. Contributions of AUTHORIZED and reputable Wholesalers. </p> <ul><li>Employment/Salaries </li></ul> <ul><li>National Insurance Contributions </li></ul> <ul><li>Customs Duties </li></ul> <ul><li>Real Property Tax </li></ul> <ul><li>Educational Seminars </li></ul> <ul><li>International Sponsorships </li></ul> <ul><li>Samples &amp; Literature </li></ul> <p> 32. Contributions ofUN AUTHORIZED anddis reputable Wholesalers. </p> <ul><li>CHEAP BUT QUESTIONABLEDRUGS TO THE RETAILER AND CUSTOMER </li></ul> <p> 33. Questions to ask when purchasing a drug. </p> <ul><li>If this product is recalled, will you be notified? </li></ul> <ul><li>If the answer is no, DONT BUY IT! </li></ul> <ul><li>Will the government purchase this product? </li></ul> <ul><li>If the answer is no, DONT BUY IT </li></ul> <ul><li>Did it come to you through the authorized channels? </li></ul> <ul><li>If the answer is no, DONT BUY IT </li></ul> <p> 34. Questions to ask when purchasing a drug. </p> <ul><li>Is the price too good to be true?</li></ul> <ul><li>If the answer is yes, DONT BUY IT </li></ul> <ul><li>Is the label in English? (You owe your patient the respect of having a label he/she can read!) </li></ul> <ul><li>If the answer is no, DONT BUY IT </li></ul> <ul><li>Is this drug being diverted? </li></ul> <ul><li>If the answer is yes, DONT BUY IT! </li></ul> <p> 35. Questions to ask when purchasing a drug. </p> <ul><li>Can the quality be guaranteed? </li></ul> <ul><li>If the answer is no, DONT BUY IT! </li></ul> <ul><li>Can you guarantee previous storage conditions or expiry date? </li></ul> <ul><li>If the answer is no, DONT BUY IT! </li></ul> <ul><li>Do you have product liability from the authorized distributor? </li></ul> <ul><li>If the answer is no, DONT BUY IT! </li></ul> <ul><li>Could this be a counterfeit or fake drug? </li></ul> <ul><li>If the answer is yes, DONT BUY IT! </li></ul> <p> 36. Remember!........ </p> <ul><li>The Weakest Link in Pharmaceutical </li></ul> <ul><li>Counterfeiting is. </li></ul> <ul><li>THE SUPPLY CHAIN </li></ul> <ul><li>Purchase brands only</li></ul> <ul><li>from authorized Distributors! </li></ul> <ul><li>Do not break the chain! </li></ul> <p> 37. Your Quality Assured Wholesaler 1 (242) 393-4854Fax 1 (242) 394-0533 Email nalpharm@batelnet.bs 38. 39. You are now eligible to enter and win $500 toward the educationalseminar of your choice! </p> <ul><li>Simply email us at[email_address]and complete the following sentence: </li></ul> <ul><li>The Weakest Link in Pharmaceutical </li></ul> <ul><li>Counterfeiting is. </li></ul> <p>Note This offer is restricted only to Pharmacists currently practing in The Bahamas Deadline for Submission of EntryJune 30 th2005 Winner will be announced July 1 st , 2005</p>