Counterfeit medicines on rise

Bloomberg News/Boston Globe, June 11, 2008
As criminals capitalize on the growing use of the Internet by consumers searching for inexpensive drugs, counterfeit medicines are on the rise worldwide. Seizures of bogus prescription medicines jumped 24% in 2007, and illicit versions of 403 different prescription drugs were confiscated in 99 countries, according to the Pharmaceutical Security Institute.

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