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Counterfeit Drugs

Blood, Pills, and Black Markets

Donna A. Patterson | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Donna A. Patterson

Recent reports illuminate a growing black market trade in blood from Ebola survivors. Those with the desire and resources are buying blood in hopes of curing current infections or stockpiling for future infections.

Invention Could Scope Out Fake Medicine

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Graber (Click here for the original article and podcast) Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people in Africa annually, and it sic...

Internet Drugs Can Kill

Steve Pociask | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Pociask

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy found that 97 percent of the Internet pharmacies it examined are not compliant with federal or state laws as well as industry standards.

Drugmakers Ramp Up Battle Against Massive Counterfeit Market

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

-- More than two dozen of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have agreed to provide funding and other support to Interpol's battle against ...

China Arrests Nearly 2,000 In Fake Drugs Crackdown

AP | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's Ministry of Public Security says it has detained nearly 2,000 people in a nationwide crackdown on counterfeit drugs, including some...

Gambling With Your Health: The Dangers Of Counterfeit Drugs

John Clark | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
John Clark

Boric acid. Lead paint. Floor wax. Rat poison. You might expect to find these under your sink, but these substances have also made dangerous appearances where you would least suspect: in counterfeit medicines.

Counterfeit Drugs Becoming Big Business Worldwide

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The discovery that a fake version of the widely used cancer medicine Avastin is circulating in the United States is raising new fea...

Life-Losing Drugs

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 03.25.2012 | Science
Muhammad H. Zaman

A major public hospital in a big city hands out recognized and branded drugs to chronic heart patients. 48 hours later several dozen of these patients are dead. No, this is not from Crichton's unfinished manuscript. There is no fiction here, this is reality.

Biosimilar and Counterfeit Meds: When Do They Become Dangerous?

John Horton | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home
John Horton

What can be done to prevent prescription drug counterfeiters from injecting the U.S. market with fake biologics?

Counterfeit Prescription Drugs a Growing Threat (VIDEO)

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Rather

2010-09-14-danrathernew.jpg It is becoming increasingly obvious that there are organized operations making thousands of fake pills. The final destination for most of these syndicates' fakes? Africa.

Importing Cheaper, Foreign-Produced Drugs Is Too Risky for American Consumers

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Choate

Opening medicine distribution to massive imports from foreign-based producers will create enormous opportunities for unscrupulous sellers of unsafe medicines in America.