Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) launched Dangerous Fakes, a public awareness campaign to educate people on the perils of counterfeit goods. Counterfeiting doesn't just happen with high-end luxury goods. Criminal counterfeiting operations will produce anything that can turn a profit -- sometimes with life-threatening consequences.
I’ve written about the dangers of fake medicines before, but the warning bears repeating. As the slideshow points out, consumers should exercise caution when purchasing medicine online. While we have definitely made progress towards protecting the pharmaceutical supply chain, Internet pharmacies represent a gap that puts patients at risk.
Help us spread the word, and visit the Global Intellectual Property Center’s website for more information.