Monday, September 27, 2010

Securing Pharma: California Task Force Will Tackle Online Fake Drugs Trade

A task force has been created by the US Attorney’s Office in San Francisco to combat counterfeit pharmaceuticals and money laundering on the Internet, according to a report from the Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition.

Securing Pharma in their September 22nd post reports on a new Federal task force specifically set up to handle fake drugs.

According to the Securing Pharma:

• Working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Internal Revenue Service, the first focus of the task force will be counterfeiting activities in the Northern Judicial District of California, but the intention is eventually to expand its focus nationwide and even overseas.

• The team’s location is considered to be strategic because of the high density of Internet financial service vendors on the west coast of the USA, including iOffer, eBay and PayPal.

• "Any transaction(s) through these companies technically give this group legal venue on future investigations outside of the Northern Judicial District of California, as well as abroad," commented PCSC.

This new task force is obviously a huge step forward as it relates to taking the fight to these criminals who have for too long been able to ply their deadly wares directly to the consumer.

Secure Pharma Chain endorses and encourages all regulatory oversight in combating fraudulent, adulterated and counterfeit drugs. Secure Pharma Chain encourages all members of the pharmaceutical supply chain to take proactive measures in securing their inventories from this criminal element and their deadly, bogus medications.

To read the entire Securing Pharma blog post, visit:

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