Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Regulating the Global Economy: Foreign Pharmaceuticals

An article by Walt Bogdanich in the New York Times on March 30 describes the difficulties of regulating the content of drug imports, with special reference to the heparin scandal.  The article can be found here.  The article explains: "Anti-counterfeiting experts say that the longer the chain, the greater the opportunity for counterfeiters to adulterate the product. In fact, F.D.A. investigators have yet to figure out where in the multistage manufacturing process the chemical that mimics heparin was added."



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