Bad Medicine: Counterfeit Drugs and the Free Market

Venue: DePaul University Student Center

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 01, 2006 End Date/Time: Dec 02, 2006
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Bad Medicine: Counterfeit Drugs and The Free Market
2006 Health Law Institute/Health Law Journal Symposium
DePaul University
Friday, December 1 - Saturday, December 2, 2006
2250 North Sheffield, Chicago, IL

Join us for an exciting two day conference exploring the international market in counterfeit drugs. In an era of increased global interdependence, drug masking, counterfeiting and adulteration has lead to thousands of deaths, paralysis, and illnesses across the globe. Particularly harmed are women and children in Third World countries. What should be done to address this international challenge and the tragedies that have resulted are the topic of this important meeting.

Conference Themes:
International Regulation and Monitoring
Markets In Third World Countries
Counterfeit vs. Generic
Drug Patent Protection
Research and Development
Exploitation of Vulnerable Populations
Direct to Consumer Advertising of Drugs via Internet and Television

Counterfeit production and consumption of drugs has reached epidemic proportions around the globe. Yet, there isn’t any comprehensive global legislation to address this growing crisis. Despite the extreme costs to drug companies and the grave dangers to consumers, counterfeit pharmaceuticals are expected to more than double in the marketplace. What’s the appropriate response? Join scholars, practitioners, industry leaders, activists, epidemiologists, physicians, sociologists, and others to participate in this timely meeting.

This conference is presented by the DePaul University College of Law Health Law Institute in conjunction with the International Pharmaceutical Federation, at the DePaul campus in Lincoln Park. For more information, please visit or contact Michele Goodwin at 312.362.7271.


2250 North Sheffield
United States