Leaders Discuss Solutions to Substandard and Counterfeit Drugs

9 11 2010

It has been a few weeks since my last post. I apologize. I try to at least do a few a month. As I was sifting through the news on the internet I came across this article talking about the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP). They are located in Accra, Ghanna and this is their 10th annual meeting. This past Wednesday (November 6, 2010) the VP John Dramani called on the member countries of ISoP to issue effective measures that would help this big problem of counterfeits. Click HERE to view the original news site where I received this information from.

More than 500 participants representing pharmacovigilance professionals from across the globe were to attend this meeting, stated the Ghana News Agency. They also stressed that this is the first time that some major global drug safety events are being held in sub-Saharan Africa.

ISoP is an international organization which includes members from all around the world. On their website it states they are… “an international non-profit scientific organisation, which aims to foster Pharmacovigilance both scientifically and educationally, and enhance all aspects of the safe and proper use of medicines, in all countries.”

A quote I really liked was given during the Vice President Mahama’s speech. He said foreign aid provided “to developing countries to fight diseases would not benefit them if vigilance is not intensified to eliminate the malpractices in drug administration.” Then he urged countries to take stronger action against this problem, the “government of Ghana is creating the necessary environment to become a global major actor in the vigilance against counterfeiting and misuse of drugs and I will like to call on all of you here to do same in your countries.”

It is nice to see panels being held and different people from all around are aware of this problem. I hope this continues and becomes stronger. I hope this blog helps you become informed on the topic as well!

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10 11 2010
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