HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HPLC

high-performance liquid chromatography

ICH

International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use

IFC

International Finance Corporation

IMPACT

International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce

Medicrime Convention

Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health

MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

MSH

Management Sciences for Health

NABP

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

NGO

nongovernmental organization

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NSF

National Science Foundation

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OPIC

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

PhRMA

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

PQM

Promoting the Quality of Medicines

PSI

Pharmaceutical Security Institute

PSM

Partnership for Safe Medicines

RFID

radio frequency identification

SBIR

Small Business Innovation Research

SSFFC

substandard, spurious, falsely-labeled, falsified, counterfeit

TLC

thin layer chromatography

TRIPS

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

Unicef

United Nations Children’s Fund

UNODC

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

USAID

United States Agency for International Development

USP

U.S. Pharmacopeia



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