Eradicating Smuggled Pharmaceuticals
Many individuals may not afford to buy drugs or other medication from the pharmaceuticals store thus are forced to buy medicine which have been stolen for less amount. Genuine drugs are very costly and many unscrupulous people know this and they usually get into well connected people who are employed at the pharmaceuticals companies where popular drugs are smuggled from the manufacturing firms to be sold to people at low costs because they cannot afford to buy the same over the counter.
Pharmacies are smuggled from the manufacturing firms and passed through borders where special roads where the immigration officers are not available. Some governments know that there is smuggling of the drugs but they turn the other way since they also want their people to heal well ad faster by letting them get access to the smuggled drugs stores.
Smuggling involves falsification of documents and counterfeiting of the drugs where the packing and false documentation is done and pharmaceutical smuggling is actually drug trafficking, illicit diversion, fraud, and theft. Despite many attempts of preventing pharmaceutical drugs across many borders their trafficking of drugs is very rampant in many developing countries and many manufacturers have tried to use authorized stockist but the smuggling still persist in that there are more people out there who know how to make drugs at home.
Because reputable companies sell their drugs at very high costs many people who live in the developing countries now prefer to buy the cheap one’s called generics because they are available when one needs it and they are said to cure the disease which are the same as the genuine drugs. As long as smuggling of pharmacies is being done and there are ready customers willing and able to buy them then it will not be easy to stoop the vice.
Individuals who smuggle the pharmaceuticals do not customarily carry medicines but elect to smuggle chemicals which are used to make the medicines. Smuggling of pharmaceuticals is a billion dollar industry and many countries go a step further to stop the vice even if they have to go to the source of the smuggling so as to stop the attempts of smuggling at the source and by so doing the sale are not able to sell the drugs to the intended countries.
Many developed countries have special units which have specialized officers whose job is to avert, stop, the manufacturer of the pharmaceuticals and prevent the trade as well as the sale of the drugs and this attempt may help eradicate the vice if it was to be replicated in all countries so as the sop this pharmaceutical smuggling of drugs to countries which have no capacity to stop the illegal trade.