Thursday, January 7, 2010 The Fatal Consequences of Counterfeit Drugs

In an excellent article written by Andrew Marshall, which appeared in the October 2009 issue of Smithsonian magazine, he discusses the very real and deadly impact that counterfeit drugs are making on the underdeveloped countries of Asia.

In his article, Marshall chronicles the issue, its causes and ways that officials are working to identify the perpetrators of this crime that is killing hundreds of thousands each year.

Various forensic technologies are currently being used in these areas but there are seemingly few interdiction solutions available to those in underdeveloped countries to catch these scurrilous fakes.

Currently there are various authentication technologies available which allow regulatory agencies, government officials and private industry to effectively identify and interdict fraudulent, adulterated, sub potent and counterfeit medications including EDXRD which allows the testing inside a products unit-of-sale container.

To view Andrew Marshall’s article, visit:

To learn more about EDXRD as a solution to counterfeit medications, visit:

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