Combating this threat requires cooperation from many different parts of society – law enforcement, regulators, industry, consumer protection groups, medical practitioners, and patients themselves. Below are links to groups inside and outside of the U.S. government, all approaching the issue of counterfeit and substandard medications from different perspectives, all working to ensure the safety of patients in the United States and abroad.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration [www.fda.gov/counterfeit]
The World Health Organization [http://www.who.int/medicines/services/counterfeit/en/index.html ]
The World Health Professions Alliance [www.whpa.org]
The Partnership for Safe Medicines [http://www.safemedicines.org/]
The U.S. Department of Commerce [http://www.stopfakes.gov/ ]
The National IPR Center [http://www.iprcenter.gov/ ]