Fight the Fakes
ICN is very concerned with the growing problem of counterfeit medicines and the negative consequences on the prevention and treatment of disease, which can include poor treatment outcomes or failure of treatment, loss of confidence in healthcare, resistance to antibiotics and poisoning due to harmful ingredients.
ICN supports international initiatives to combat counterfeiting and urges nurses and national nurses associations to collaborate with pharmacists, physicians and others to disseminate accurate information on detection and elimination of counterfeit medicines.
Alongside our work with our colleagues in the World Health Professions Alliance, we have also joined forces with the Fight the Fakes Campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of fake medicines.
Visit fightthefakes.org for more resources.