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[Correspondence] Medicrime convention: against falsified medical products

In their Public Policy, David Heymann and colleagues (May 9, p 1884) complain that “there are no robust international agreements or transnational agencies to oversee drug quality, detect fraud, and apprehend bad actors”.1 This statement is incorrect because such agreements do exist, in particular, the Medicrime Convention by the Council of Europe.2 This convention is open for signature by all countries, covering all sorts of falsified medicines and medical devices, irrespective of whether they are inside or outside of a legitimate supply chain.

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