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Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting in the US: Differentiating Dimensions of the Risk

Justin Heinonen and Jeremy Wilson, 2011 The creation of a product counterfeiting database highlights variation in known incidents of counterfeit pharmaceuticals across several important dimensions. By understanding how these incidents differ, researchers can provide empirical insights into the problem, develop evidence-based anti-counterfeit strategy and promote awareness to consumers, government and industry. This complex form of product counterfeiting involves offending specialists …

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Explaining Consumer Demand for Counterfeit Goods: Social Learning or Low Self-Control?

Zoltán Levente Fejes, 2017 Two competing theoretical explanations for the knowing purchase of counterfeit goods are Akers’ Social Learning Theory and Gottfredson and Hirschi’s Low Self-Control Theory. This A-CAPP Center Backgrounder reports results of a survey among Romanian university students about volitional purchase of non-deceptive counterfeits in physical market settings. The survey found such purchases …

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