Fake Medicine: A Discussion on the Perils of Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting

Counterfeiters have also taken advantage of our dependence on e-commerce market. According to data by European Alliance of Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM), 62% of the medicines that are purchased online are fake or substandard, and over 8 in 10 online pharmacies do not actually exist. According to a screening done by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), 96% of the pharmacies running online were found to be out of compliance with state and federal laws and / or NABP patient safety standards.

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