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Fake Medical Products

Written by Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson.

Not all drugs are what they seem – some are fakes or to put it more technically counterfeit. This means that you are not getting what you pay for, and more seriously the medical product may actually be harmful. The identity, nature and/ or source are fraudulently misrepresented, including on the label. This is clearly not in the best interests as the products may vary from those sold over the counter to specialist medications. The definition of counterfeiting as used by the Council of Europe’s MEDICRIME Convention does not include the intellectual property rights.

http://www.safemedicines.org/counterfeit-drug-conference-2011.html

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