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Colombia is a country located on the northwest coast of South America. Containing a total area of 440,800 square miles (1.142 million square kilometers), Colombia is the fourth-largest country in South America and the sixth-biggest in the Americas. Once a central drug production and trafficking point, recent political stabilization has helped reduce the prevalence of the illegal drug trade within the region. The medical industry is well developed in Colombia, and pharmaceuticals are actively regulated by the government. However, the country is not without its problems, which has led to some illicit practices within the pharmaceutical trade. Recent efforts to improve regulation and legislation of the pharmaceutical industry are hoped to limit illicit production, distribution, and sale of medications and encourage safer medical practice within ...

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