Sunday, April 4, 2010

Renal Failure Caused by Counterfeit Drugs

Taiwan’s Cabinet will intensify its crackdown on the sale of counterfeit and substandard drugs through Internet sites, adult stores and radio advertising, Radio Taiwan announced on March 26th.

According to the announcement, Premier Wu Den-yih told the legislature that the government would set up a task force to combat the sale of fake drugs and would begin giving the legislature weekly briefings in April. A Taiwanese Health Department official in charge of pharmaceutical affairs, Kan Jaw-jou is quoted as saying that many people in Taiwan suffer from renal failure caused by counterfeit drugs.

Taiwan’s National Health Insurance estimates that it costs the country about $1 billion USD in kidney dialysis treatments due to the impact of counterfeit drugs.

As governments and business entities begin to understand the financial and human cost of the criminal activity of counterfeit drugs they become more reactive and proactive in their efforts to curb this significant health crisis.

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