BBC article: Global alert issued over fake Ozempic drugs - WHO

20 June, 2024

Dear Neil/HIFA colleagues,

With increased access to unreliable sources for medicines it's important that alerts such as the WHO one reported in the BBC (link below) are widely circulated. Through HIFA we have access to >20,000 members around the world.

Best wishes


HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development ( She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group. naimareza AT