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Counterfeiting Ebola: Fakes, Frauds and other Malarkey

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Photo Courtesy of Reuters
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This Oped was written by Michelle Ratpan and originally appeared on OpedSpace. Michelle works as a Litigation Specialist for the Integrity Vice Presidency of the World Bank and is a graduate of the Global Health Law and International Institutions LLM Program (2010).
In the following Oped, Michelle examines the current Ebola outbreak and the concern around the proliferation of counterfeit medications to treat the symptoms of Ebola. The article suggests that we should rely on the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNCTOC) and its implementation and enforcement in order to ensure that fraudulent medications are not put into legitimate supply chains.
The complete article can be viewed here.

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