Data sharing and Investigative Platform against Organised Thefts of Medicines
Project Medi-Theft objective is to counteract the organised theft of medicines by boosting effective investigations, strategic analysis and cross-border cooperation between public and private stakeholders through the development of an intelligence-based platform that will allow to:
- Collect, share and analyse data related to the theft of medicines in view of identifying and preventing criminals modi operandi;
- Produce early warnings and alerts to prevent stolen medicines to re-enter the legal market;
- Improve joint transnational investigations teams and public-private partnerships in this field.
The consortium is leaded by AIFA and includes also SAFE, IPZS – the Italian Istituto Poligrafico and Zecca dello Stato, AME – Affordable Medicines Europe, ALIMS, CInMeD and the Arma dei Carabinieri.
The first part of the project comprises an analysis of the modi operandi of the criminals, the definition of risk indicators for countries and legal operators, and the identification of best practices to manage thefts of medicines. The second part includes the development and testing of the intelligence-based platform for joint investigations on organized theft of medicines.