Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pharmaceutical Security Institute: Global Seizures Chart

The Pharmaceutical Security Institute has released a graph showing global seizures of counterfeit, illegally diverted and stolen pharmaceuticals from 2002 to 2009.

Additionally PSI charted the seizures of illegal pharmaceuticals in 2009.

Both charts were published in the September 2 issue of The Economist.

The statistics are somewhat troubling to those in the know, especially given what most consider fragmented regulatory and law enforcement world wide. In many countries there is little consideration or resources allocated to dealing with the criminal act of adulterated, fraudulent and counterfeit medications. Which is unfortunate given its deadly consequences.

Secure Pharma Chain believes that the pharmaceutical supply chain and it members must lead the way by deploying solutions and technologies to secure the supply chain and authenticate inventories to protect their industry and most importantly the consumer.

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