Author | Lucas Paglia

Lucas is a partner and associate in Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, www.kl.com, a national law firm experienced in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property enforcement, and regulatory practice

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Pharmaceutical Executive

Combating Counterfeits

After last year's anthrax scare, people desperately began stockpiling Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and other products to prepare for bioterrorism attacks. Not wanting to bother with a visit to their doctor and not willing to pay the product's high retail price of several dollars a pill, they began ordering Cipro-or what they believed to be Cipro-online, from dozens of websites offering it at discounted rates. The problem is, there is no guarantee they were getting the real thing.