Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Dark Pharma and COVID-19

Dark Pharma and COVID-19

Markets for fake, fraudulent and counterfeit goods are estimate to be worth between $65 to $200 BILLION DOLLARS each year. It is one of the largest and most lucrative form of organized crime. This week we’re going to be discussing the biggest of them all, the counterfeit medicines market. In an period of unprecedented pressure on global health systems, it is critically important that we can feel confident in our care. But the criminal actors who manufacture and traffic fake meds, are already moving in to capitalise on coronavirus. Presenter: Jack Meegan-Vickers Guests: Robin Cartwright (https://twitter.com/r_m_cartwright?lang=en) and Norlinda Abdul Rachman. Dark Pharma – Counterfeit and Contraband Pharmaceuticals in Central America (https://globalinitiative.net/dark-pharma/) The Rise of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals in Africa (https://enactafrica.org/research/policy-briefs/the-rise-of-counterfeit-pharmaceuticals-in-africa)

Duration: 32 min

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