The project aims to develop/strengthen expertise in tackling the trade of fake medicine through internet and to exchange best practices. In addition, it aims to develop common trainings for financial investigators and financial criminal analysts notably based on the "train-trainer" principle to the improvement of the prevention and fight against the trade of fake medicine through the internet.
The project will support operators in their prevention activities through the delivery of reliable and useful information on key aspects, as for instance:
Customs/pharmaceutical national or international laws on importation
Medicines, composition, pharmaceutical forms and active pharmaceutical ingredients
Characteristics of different types of health products (medical devices, cosmetics, dietary supplements, herbal products, regulatory issues)
Recent case studies
The best way to tackle the trade of fake medicine through the internet is to train operators in the field and to inform consumers.
TOT: participants will be selected by the project partners. It will be based on theoretical modules that will aim to provide participants with the basis needed for detection and investigation, then, case studies will be presented and group exercises will allow participants to apply what they have learned. The "TOT" principle is to pass knowledge and skills to colleagues who work at different ‘levels’. In fact, participants in Rome will then have to replicate the course, at national level. E-LEARNING: a course will be developed in each partner language. Authorized officials have access to the course to get basic knowledge on fake medicine trade through the internet. All the partners will have to video record the course in their languages that will then be uploaded on the platform.