Qatar Issues Law Against Fakes

15 06 2011

What great news is this! In Oman there is a new draft law to combat and criminalize against the sale of counterfeit drugs. Once this is passed into law it will be the FIRST in Qatar and the middle east.

Currently, the drafted law is being reviewed and will, hopefully, later be adopted and submitted to higher authorities for approval. It was Qatar’s Supreme Council of Health’s Pharmacy and Drug Control Department (PDCD) that has issued the new draft law.

According to the official, Dr Aisha Ebrahim Al Ansari, PDCD director, determining the size and extent of the problem of counterfeit medicines could be difficult for several reasons.

“The risks of taking counterfeit medicines are that they may not contain complete active ingredients being used by pharmaceutical companies or they may contain a lot of these active ingredients or wrong ones. It is also unhealthy and often manufactured in sites other than the licensed and registered, and is manufactured using equipment below health standards. All these constitute a clear threat to life,” she said. She also urges that pharmaceutical companies make their medicines cheaper for consumers to help eliminate people seeking medicines else where.




One response

15 01 2015
Jasneet Gulshan

How can we combat Anti-Counterfeiting?

My company, Recunnect Ltd are organising an event called ‘Anti-Counterfeiting Pharma 2015’ on 11th & 12th March 2015 at Marriott Hotel, Regents Park, London, UK.

It is a senior networking event which encourages you to learn about the current trends in anti-counterfeiting, brand protection and security packaging. Identifying the key strategies for combating anti-counterfeiting, online pharmaceutical crime, products and latest solutions.

‘Anti-Counterfeiting Pharmaceutical Conference’ will bring experts from cross-sector organisations together to share their knowledge and experience on the key issues and latest technological developments. The aim is to foster discussion on how to tackle counterfeiting and improve patient safety.

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