Preventing the spread of counterfeit medicines on the internet.
Pharmacrime 2 aimed to improve the efficiency of investigations into counterfeit medicines sold over the internet. 75 experts from 25 relevant European authorities met in Brussels on October 22 and 23, 2012 to work towards harmonizing investigative and preventive methods across Europe against the trafficking of illicit medicines online. The project also helped to strengthen vital coordination between organizations and between countries in matters concerning the internet.
Pharmacrime 2 published a guide on investigative methods to be used across Europe entitled “A Practical Guide for Investigations on Illegal Internet Pharmacies”.
The conference was funded by the European Commission and International Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicines (IRACM) and was organized by Eucojust [lien vers www.eucojust.org] (Association for European Cooperation on Justice and Home Affairs).
Partners involved in Pharmacrime 2
- AIFA (Italian Medicine Agency),
- IRACM (International Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicines),
- MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency),
- OCLAESP (Office Central de Lutte contre les atteintes à l’environnement et à la Santé Publique – French Gendarmerie),
- SNDJ (French Judicial Customs),
- ZKA (Central Office for Customs Investigation Service).
• See press release: “Pharmacrime 2: Preventing the spread of counterfeit medicines on the internet.European experts in the fight against the trafficking of illicit drugs on the internet meet in Brussels on October 21 and 22, 2012”.
• Find out more about Pharmacrime 2.