Falsified pharmaceuticals are an increasing risk worldwide. To continue to keep them out of legal distribution in Germany, pharmaceutical companies, wholesalers and pharmacists in Germany are proactive and have joined forces to better defend themselves against falsified medicines. securPharm ist the German Medicines Verification Organisation. The association is running the system for authentication of prescription drugs with which drugs must be checked for authenticity before they are given to a patient. securPharm´s work is based on EU legislation such as the Falsified Medicines Directive and the associated Delegated Regulation.