Ways to Battle the $431 Billion Fake Pharmaceutical Industry
Review of Business & Finance Studies, V. 8 (1), p. 33-40
8 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2017
Date Written: 2017
Nowadays, counterfeit drugs are available in the marketplace more than ever. One has no idea whether they are acquiring the genuine drug or not. Many deaths have occurred because of mistakes made by consuming counterfeit medication. Not only does it alter one’s health but it also crushes their hopes. The data concerning counterfeit drugs are increasingly being published in reports and reviews. It seems like government does not care about the issue since it is ongoing and growing. Governments seem to underestimate the importance of the issue, hence its growing prospect. Harsher sanctions are needed to prove that counterfeiting is not an unpunished crime. Whoever commits that felony has to face the consequences that come along with breaking the law and possibly participating in harming and endangering one’s life.
Keywords: Medicine, Counterfeit Drugs, Generic, Regulation
JEL Classification: I10, I18, I19, K20, K42, F19, F23
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