On 22nd May, the UN Office for Drugs and Crime advised that it had launched the ‘Guide to Good Legislative Practices on Combating Falsified Medical Product-Related Crime’ at a side event held jointly with Argentina, Belgium and France on 21st May at the 28th Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.  The falsification of medical products is a crime affecting all regions of the world and addressing it requires greater co-operation along the entire supply chain.  UNODC says that, according to the limited number of studies on the magnitude of the problem, organized criminal groups engage in crime related to falsified medical products using the same routes and techniques employed in the trafficking in other illicit commodities.

The Guide itself is available at –

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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