Pharmacists Worldwide Worry About Drug Counterfeiting

There is growing concern among pharmacists in developed countries, including the U.S., that drug counterfeiting is a serious problem that current policies and technology have been unable to solve.

In a recently published survey commissioned by Pfizer and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), 63% of 2,000 community, retail and hospital pharmacists in the U.S., Europe and Australia believe current policies and technologies are insufficient to deal with drug counterfeiting, while 61% of those surveyed also say the prevalence of counterfeit medication is a serious issue in their country.

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