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WHO: Clandestine Factories Making Fake Drugs That Harm

Agency found that fake or substandard drugs are big problem worldwide

(Newser) - While some people are getting sick, others are getting rich, NPR reports—and a new World Health Organization study reveals why. It's all linked to counterfeit drugs, notes the report from the WHO, which estimates one in 10 medical products in low- and middle-income nations is either substandard (licensed... More »

Man Arrested for 'Doing God's Work' at Music Festival

David Brady was allegedly selling fake drugs to concertgoers at Bonnaroo

(Newser) - Police say a 45-year-old man arrested Wednesday believed he was "doing God's work" by selling fake drugs to concertgoers at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, WVLT reports. David Brady of New York was arrested Wednesday after police spotted him sitting under a tent at the... More »

FDA: Clinics May Have Received Fake Botox

No reports of patients getting counterfeit stuff

(Newser) - The FDA is warning of a Botox threat to US customers: Clinics may have ended up with fake material instead of the authentic stuff from Allergan Inc. Officials have found counterfeit Botox in the country, though thus far, there haven't been reports of patients being injected with it. According... More »

Dangerous Counterfeit Cancer Drug Found in US

Fake Avastin missing active ingredient

(Newser) - A fake version of best-selling anti-cancer drug Avastin has been found in the US. Swiss drugmaker Roche has warned doctors and hospitals to be on the lookout for the counterfeit medication, which lacks the intravenous drug's active ingredient, the Wall Street Journal reports. Samples of the fake drug are... More »

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