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Resource ID: #15767
Subject: Pharmaceuticals
Source: Los Angeles Times
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Date: 23-May-99

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The Los Angeles Times reports that "Back-room shops sell Latino immigrants dangerous remedies without warnings of sometimes fatal side effects. Medications banned or highly restricted in the United States because of severe, and sometimes fatal, side effects are being smuggled in from Mexico and peddled out of back-room shops across Southern California. These potentially dangerous drugs, which multinational pharmaceutical companies market in Mexico, where regulations and enforcement are less stringent, have shown up consistently in more than 70 raids over the last year of markets, dress shops and swap meets catering to Latino immigrants."

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