NOTE: The R.F.I.D. ACT OF 2006 and E-Pedigrees: Tackling the Problem of Counterfeit Drugs in the United States Wholesale IndustryApril 19, 2007 Download PDF
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the drug distribution system within the country and is responsible for protecting public health by promoting access to safe and effective medicines. En-suring safety of the drug supply is clearly important in achieving this goal, but drug distribution channels in the United States remain insecure. Gaps within the drug distribution system make it increasingly vulnerable to bad actors, such as counterfeiters and terrorists.