Monday, October 06, 2008

Don't Hold Your Breath

Gov. Swarzenegger has signed into a law a requirement that pharmaceuticals sold in California are serialized and tracked. This should finally help tackle the problem of counterfeit, re-dated, diverted or otherwise dubious drugs.

But before you breathe a sigh of relief and rush out to buy pharmaceuticals in total confidence, take a deep breath:

the deadline for compliance is in seven years.