The Brussels event, as you might suppose, was attended by many NGOs, EU commission members, WIPO, government representatives from around the world (Cyprus, the US, Lithuania, etc.), the EAEPC (the association of parallel traders), members of the euro-press (Le Figaro, Le Soir, the Daily Mail etc.), and Bill Newton Dunn, MEP (Member of the European Parliament). Mr. Dunn also contributed an introduction to "Coincidence or Crisis" along with Congressman Mark Souder. The counterfeiting of prescription medicines is, after all, a global problem.
The Stockholm event took a different direction, attended by the media too, but also by members of the Swedish medical media, Swedish regulators, pharmacists, and patient groups. Mr. Finn Bengtsson, a member of the Swedish parliament and a professor of pharmacology also spoke at the event -- and promised to raise this issue within the government.
Here is one of the media reports of the Stockholm event:
And, as always, more information on the issue of counterfeit drugs, as well as on "Coincidence or Crisis" can be found at http://www.cmpi.org.
Why is the book called "Coincidence or Crisis" -- because there is no such thing as a coincidence.