Bitter Biopharmaceuticals: Biologic Counterfeiting and Supply Chain Concerns

Author(s)

Jennifer Abma

Details

Faculty editor: Michael Ramsey
Publication: International Law Journal
Volume: 18
Issue: 1
Start Page: 161
Month: December
Year: 2016
Type: Faculty Essay

Abstract

Pharmaceutical counterfeiting is a growing area of public safety and national security concern. Biological medications are a growing portion of counterfeit medicines due to the high cost and opportunities for profit from these innovative drugs. Biologics are a unique target for counterfeiters in international commerce presentingunique hazards over traditional, more stable, pills. This Article explores the international biopharmaceuticalsupply chain and the regulatory weaknesses that compromise public health.