The Urgent Need for a Convention on Counterfeit Drugs

The problem of counterfeit drugs has escalated in virtually all countries, and there is no hope of stopping it without a stronger international regulation. As I pointed out in my testimony before Congress, there is no DEA or other police forces focused on this issue.

The UN can be the forum for addressing this problem with a suitable convention because it has developed models for the control of narcotics and dangerous drugs which have been successful. The convention I have proposed is an outline of the minimum requirements for control of the commerce, and could serve as a framework for development of a more elaborate.

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