Techonological advances can and must be used to battle falsified medicine. What can they offer those involved in protecting patients' health?
Every year, in economically developed countries, tens of thousands of tons of medication are left unused at the end of treatments or because they have expired. Donating these products to developing countries is laudable but is it truly beneficial?
Medical products are not the only falsified products. Aside from the ubiquitous handbags and other fashion items, many products are affected by this growing and often dangerous phenomenon.