Embassy to help tackle fake French medicines

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Authorities seize fake medicine. KT/Mai Vireak

The Interior Minister has appealed to the French Embassy to help stop fake medicine with French brand names being sold in the country.

Minister Sar Kheng discussed the issue with French ambassador Eva Nguyen at ministry headquarters on Tuesday.

He suggested the embassy join forces with Cambodian authorities and stop the fake medicine being distributed to protect public health.

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Mr Kheng said the majority of people believed that products from France were of high quality, but a recent spate of fake medicine had damaged faith in French brands.

“Some fake products and medicines are using French brand names, so people are confused and think the counterfeits belong to France,” he said.

Ms Nguyen said the embassy will cooperate with officials to crack down on the fake products and protect peoples’ health.

So far this year, almost 70 tonnes of fake cosmetics have been seized by the Interior Ministry’s Counter Counterfeit Committee.

The committee last month destroyed more than 80 tonnes of cosmetics seized over the past two years. 

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