Eradicating Smuggled Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals drugs happen due to poverty and many individuals who get sick along the way cannot afford to buy drugs or other medication from the pharmaceuticals store thus are forced to buy medicine which have been stolen for less amount. Unscrupulous people smuggle pharmaceutical drugs to i well connected individuals who are employed at the pharmaceuticals companies where popular drugs are smuggled from the manufacturing firms to be sold to at low costs because they cannot afford to buy the same over the counter.
Many developing countries do not have well equipped government pharmacies and crooks know this just too well and so they arrange of how the pharmacies are smuggled from the manufacturing firms and passed through borders where special roads where the immigration officers are not available. Many of the smuggled pharmacies find their way to the drugstores and they buying them not actually knowing that they purchase smuggled drugs.
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.
Thousands of drugs may fit in a small space and so it is sometimes difficult for law enforcement officers to know the existence of drugs even though they may do thorough inspection of the containers and many people who smuggle the pharmaceuticals do not usually carry medicines but elect to smuggle chemicals which are used to make the medicines. Deterrence and prevention of use of drugs costs governments a lot of money and many or the addicts are now being taken for rehabilitation centres all over the world but more effort’s should be made in terms of letting the youth who engage in use of drugs that they do so at the risk of making their bodies unhealthy and that it would be wise to remain drug-free.
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.