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White House Goes to War on Fake Online Drugs

The Obama administration is stepping up its campaign to crack down on websites that traffic in counterfeit goods and other intellectual property violations. At a White House forum on Tuesday, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel announced a new nonprofit coalition comprised of several industry heavy hitters aimed at shutting down infringing sites.

Espinel, joined by Attorney General Eric Holder and other administration officials, said that websites that pedal counterfeit pharmaceuticals and other merchandise are at once a health risk and a blight on the economy. Datamation has the story.


Senior Obama administration officials vowed on Tuesday to step up their efforts to combat the trafficking of fake goods, taking particular aim at the online flow of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and other potential health hazards.

Speaking this morning at a White House forum, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel announced the formation of a nonprofit organization that includes some of the biggest companies in the tech and financial sectors aimed at stamping out the illicit trafficking of knockoff drugs.

Read the full story at Datamation:
White House Pledges Crackdown on Online Counterfeits