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February 28, 2018

Meeting to discuss counterfeit medicine menace held in Nay Pyi Taw

Deputy Attorney-General U Win Myint holds talks with French Ambassador, IRACM delegation in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Deputy Attorney-General U Win Myint holds talks with French Ambassador, IRACM delegation in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Deputy Attorney-General U Win Myint held a meeting with French Ambassador Mr Olivier Richard, and Ambassador Jean-David Levitte, the president of the board of directors of the International Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicines (IRACM), in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
During the meeting, they discussed the dangerous side effects of counterfeit drugs that Myanmar and the rest of the world have to face, and the need to enforce effective laws and punishment to dissuade producers of counterfeit drugs.
U Win Myint said Myanmar had signed the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) and would cooperate with other countries in the region to combat transnational distributors of counterfeit medicine. He said there is an upcoming anti-counterfeit medicine workshop in Greater Mekong, where they will discuss laws, policies and their implementation to counter counterfeit medicines.
Myanmar enacted the National Drug Law in 1992 and later made amendments in 2014, in accordance with modern practices. Also present at the meeting were Permanent Secretary Daw Nu Nu Yin and Director-General Daw Khin Cho Ohn.—Myanmar News Agency

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