Chapter 6 Conclusion and recommendations
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The final chapter recapitulates the important ideas discussed in the foregoing chapters of the book and presents the overall conclusion. Recommendations for improvement of the legal framework are also presented alongside. It is reiterated that the counterfeiting and falsification of medicines lies at the intersection of medicine law, IP law and criminal law. Therefore, creation of synergies between the three streams of law would contribute significantly towards combatting CFM. Suggestions for strengthening the FMD as well as the Enforcement Directive and Customs Regulation are also made. Despite the efforts made through the secondary legislation, it is recognized that the body of primary legislation should also acknowledge the issue of counterfeiting and falsification of medicines at par with drug trafficking, money laundering, etc. to accord importance to the issue. It is concluded that some major steps have been taken in dealing effectively with CFM but there is still scope for improvement.

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