View Full Version : Fake Drugs a serious problem

Wise Young
09-22-2006, 05:39 AM
Fake medicines cause real concern

Bogus prescription drugs pose a deadly threat to Third World countries, says philip jacobson


more than half of all medicines sold in southeast Asia are now seriously contaminated or contain virtually none of the genuine active ingredients (chalk and starch are common replacements).

09-22-2006, 07:56 AM
I did see a special several months ago "60 Minutes" maybe where their staff met with the dealers as potential buyers. Any amount, any time and
good ol' USA is also a major buyer as well.....SHOCK....NOT!

I understand our Pharma Companys (Lilly's, Abbott, Merck are implementing a bar code on all their drugs so each CVS, Walgreens pharmacists etc. can scan for authenticity.

I used to work for CVS at the time of the great fall of '04, used the scanner all the time and this could be a good detergent,,,,hee, hee sorry deterent....thought this was the "poor speller's thread"for a minute.