Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gambling With Life - Counterfeit Drugs - Like ED Drugs (Viagra)

As you read this, remember that this is being reported by the BBC. The study mentioned, warns that up to 90% of all medicines sold on the Internet are thought to be fake, reports this BBC News article, "Men warned over counterfeit drugs - Men are being warned they could be "gambling with their lives" if they buy fake medicines online." In a nutshell . . .

  • 1 out of 10 had purchased prescription drugs without a prescription
  • It's thought that up to 90% of all medicines sold via Internet are believed to be fake
  • Men in particular, are not acknowledging the potential risks associated with ingredients contained in counterfeit drugs (e.g., talcum powder, rat poison)

Previous Posts & Other Online Resources:
Caution - Some Dietary Supplements Contain Hidden Drugs
No Prescription Needed - Rogue Pharmacy Sites
FDA: Risks of buying fake erectile dysfunction products on the Internet

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