Fake Drugs: Poison Pills

One thing that can be said for counterfeit or fake drugs these days it that, according to recent reports, they don’t discriminate. Knock-off medications were once an issue largely unique to poorer countries; however, wealthier countries are now reporting problems along these lines too. The escalating issue has subsequently inspired a few raised eyebrows within the pharmaceutical industry, which has, in turn put pressure on governments to tighten up regulations with regard to counterfeit medications. Other companies and even the Catholic Church have moved towards finding solutions for the problem. Thomas Kubic of the Pharmaceutical Security Institute has indicated that this is a war that will be challenging to win. However, potential strategies do exist in order to help manage the problem, as well as many obvious benefits in employing them.

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