The Secretary General of Economic Co-operation Organization (ECO), Khurshid Anwar, said during the two-day conference on fight with infringing medicines on February 8, 2007 in Baku that the share of the infringing medicines in most of the countries reaches 10%, Trend reports.
According to him, this figure may reach 50% in some countries. The annual revenues from the sale of the infringing medicines amount to $32 bln. It means death of 1 mln people annually, he said.
More than 60% of the cases of infringing medicines fall on to the share of the developing countries. It means that the low-quality products are used mainly by the poor layer of the population. It is a global problem and it needs to be co-ordinated with the co-operation of the law-enforcement bodies, Anwar said.