Approximately 2.5 billion people around the world do not have regular access to affordable medicines. The need is greatest in low- and middle-income countries, but even growing in some European Union countries, such as Greece, Spain and Portugal. Medicine use is also a concern. About half of all medicines are prescribed, dispensed or sold inappropriately—and half of all patients don’t take them as prescribed.

Our staff and members conduct research and advocacy on a range of issues to improve medicine policy around the world. This helps to ensure that everyone has access to affordable medicines and uses them properly.

To read more about what we do, please visit the following pages.

 

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