Friday, May 21, 2010

Sales of counterfeit drugs on the rise

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Manufacturing and sale of counterfeit drugs is on the increase in both rich as well as poor countries with majority of the unwary people buying these drugs over the internet.

Margaret Hamburg, head of the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) stated that substandard and fake versions of medicines “put people at risk of harm from medical products that may contain too much, too little, or the wrong active ingredient and/or contain toxic ingredients.”

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