According to a Washington Post editor, the Protect IP Act, introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), could protect American consumers against counterfeit medicines. If passed, the proposal would allow the Justice Department to move against any foreign website that infringes on copyright or trademarks – like the rogue online “pharmacies” that sell harmful fake medicines. Ninety-six percent of these purported online pharmacies are known to operate outside of U.S. pharmacy laws, according to the latest study by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Read the Washington Post’s editorial board’s take on the Act by clicking here.