The proliferation of counterfeit drugs on the global market and easy availability via online pharmacies is an increasing problem. The makers of counterfeit drugs have enjoyed and profited from loopholes in a system designed to deliver healthy medicines to those in need. The rising cost of prescription medications and the ubiquitous presence of online and overseas pharmacies means more people than ever are threatened by these counterfeiting operations.
AMMAN – Jordanian officials denied recent allegations brought by the Al-Watan Kuwaiti-based newspaper about confiscating $10 million value counterfeited cancer-related medications in the Palestinian territories bought from Jordan. These accusations have opened the door wide for discussions about counterfeited medicines in the Kingdom.
By Sandra Halteh
15 April 2008