OBJECTIVES:

 

To develop a Partnership for Safe Medicines with objective to serve as a coalition of organizations and individuals seeking to protect consumers from spurious or contraband medicines in the country.

 

  • To raise public awareness of the harms to patient safely caused by spurious drugs.

 

  • To inform consumers and distributors of medicines in the community the existence and extent of spurious drug problem.

 

  • To work collaboratively with the medical community To educate consumers on the importance of drug quality, how to identify suspected spurious drugs, and what actions to take when encounter a suspected case.

 

  • To educate community healthcare practitioners in drugstores and health centers on the problem of spurious drugs and what role they can play to lessen the problem.