Friday, 19 December 2008

Taking down the pirates

The UN Security Council recently approved a resolution allowing foreign military forces to go after pirates on land in Somalia. In case anyone was thinking this is something new, the FDA has already opened an office in Beijing a month ago. While the stated goal of the new office, the first foreign office of the FDA, is to ensure food safety and protect consumers, the responsibilities of the office also include detecting counterfeit/pirated drugs. It seems that piracy is not that far away from you and me, and China is not that remote from Somalia after all.

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