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Fake Medicines: The New Face of Organized Crime

IRACM |

The Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicines (IRACM) has published a study on the typology of criminals to help shed light on some of the players in this illicit transnational network.

Case studies include individual opportunists that benefit from online anonymity to set up illegal importation routes, white collar criminals that combine legal activities with illegal ones to mask their operations and cybercriminals that set up online pharmacies to spam users with the promise of cheap drugs. In the US, only 3% of online pharmacies appear to be in compliance with pharmacy laws and practice standards.

Learn more about this study here.

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