Surge in Counterfeit Drugs Amounts to ‘Pharmaceutical Roulette’ for Millions

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61473-2003Oct21.html In a five-part series, the Washington Post reports that America's pharmaceutical industry--once the world's safest and most tightly regulated--is now being undercut "by a growing illegal trade in pharmaceuticals, fed by criminal profiteers, unscrupulous wholesalers, rogue Internet sites and foreign pharmacies." In the past few years, middlemen have siphoned off growing numbers of popular and lifesaving drugs and diverted them into a multibillion-dollar shadow market. Crooks have introduced counterfeit pharmaceuticals . . .

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