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[afro-nets] Why and How to Make an International Crime of Medicine Counterfeiting

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Plainly, knowingly making fake medicines that do not help people, or that harm 
and kill them, ought to be considered a more serious transnational crime than 
it is. Other evil acts that deliberately endanger life on a transnational, 
widespread and systematic basis �� for example, terrorism or hijacking �� 
receive a far stronger legal treatment today. So too does the counterfeiting of 
currency, which though an age-old scourge, became an international crime in 
1929. On that occasion, the international legal community declared that those 
who faked money should, ��without ever being allowed impunity��,6 be placed 
under universal jurisdiction and made liable to prosecution in any country, not 
just the country where the counterfeiting took place. Almost a century after 
this development, humanity and the defense of public health requires doing 
likewise for the trade in counterfeit medicines.

Thank you very much.
With warm personal regards,

Nikhil

--
Dr. Surender N. Gupta, 
MBBS; PGDHHM;PGDMCH;
PGDCHFWM;FAIMS;;MA (Phil);
FIMS;MAE (Epidemiology); OCCRTI
Faculty, Regional Health and Family Welfare Training Centre, 
CHHEB, Kangra-Himachal Pradesh, India. 
Pin-176001. 
01892-265472 (Fax); 01892-263472 (Office)
Mobile: 094181-28634.
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