The health and economic effects of counterfeit drugs.

  title={The health and economic effects of counterfeit drugs.},
  author={Erwin A. Blackstone and Joseph P Fuhr and Steve Pociask},
  journal={American health & drug benefits},
  volume={7 4},
BACKGROUND Counterfeit drugs comprise an increasing percentage of the US drug market and even a larger percentage in less developed countries. Counterfeit drugs involve both lifesaving and lifestyle drugs. OBJECTIVE To review the health and economic consequences of counterfeit drugs on the US public and on the healthcare system as a whole. METHOD This comprehensive review of the literature encompassed a search of MEDLINE/PubMed, Google Scholar, and ProQuest using the keywords "counterfeit… CONTINUE READING


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