Bitter Pills: The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs

Muhammad Zaman | Via Boston University | May 30, 2018

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future invites you to attend an upcoming seminar with Muhammad H. Zaman, a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a Pardee Center Faculty Associate, where he will discuss his recent book, Bitter Pills: The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, June 20 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at the Pardee Center at 67 Bay State Road.

The book, published by Oxford University Press in April 2018, provides a journalistic account of the increasingly common problem of counterfeit pills — which have long been an issue in developing countries — in the United States drug supply, resulting from the rise of Internet commerce, along with globalization and increasing pharmaceutical use. In the book, Prof. Zaman aims to raise awareness about counterfeit drugs and examine possible solutions to help people protect themselves. He focuses on the science and engineering behind both counterfeit and legitimate drugs, and explores the potential of a “technological fix” for the counterfeit drug problem… Continue reading.