On the basis of the reports and information brought to the attention of AIFA by citizens, associations, companies and other national and international authorities, concerning cases of sale of medicines on illegal channels, such as unauthorized websites, it was possible to detect some emerging cases which concern, in particular, products used in aesthetic medicine treatments and semaglutide-based drugs, indicated for the treatment of adults suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus.
The primary purpose of this information note is to ensure transparent information on illegal phenomena, aware that correct communication, raising awareness of sometimes little-known cases, represents an important tool for protecting public health and every single citizen-patient.
To this purpose, AIFA has also recently carried out an information campaign on social channels ('AIFA campaign for purchasing drugs through safe channels').
Last update: October 24th, 2023
Published on: 08 September 2023