Misbranded Drugs — A Danger To Physicians And Patients

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT) -- Mail-order businesses, including pharmacies, bombard doctors by fax, phone and the Internet, offering an assortment of name-brand medications and treatments at bargain prices. These new options tempt physicians with the promise of monetary savings for themselves and their patients, but they pose dangers.

The Internet and unsolicited fax communications are the route to market for many “misbranded” — more commonly known as counterfeit — medications. “Misbranded” can mean a variety of things under federal law, including drugs that are imported from sources that have not registered...
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