The requirements for the programme may be defined by the fact that an effective approach to the detection and prevention of counterfeit pharmaceuticals requires professional competence of the personnel, motivation, and awareness of the problems.
The ultimate goals of the programme should be:
- to raise the morale of professionals involved in drug inspection and examination;
- to establish a control system to prevent the flow of counterfeit pharmaceuticals into the legitimate distribution channel.
These goals cannot be achieved without the concerted effort of other programmes concerned with improvement of the pharmaceutical infrastructure. In order to ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of drug products accessible to the target population, a secured and satisfactory drug distribution system is required.