The Deadly Trade in Fake Medicines/I.G.

Number 15241
Subject Health Care
Source CBS News 60 Minutes
State
Year 1998
Publication Date January 18, April 26, 1998
Summary CBS News 60 Minutes' two-part investigation of the international pharmaceutical industry begins with an examination of how counterfeit and substandard medicines are shipped around the world- with the unwitting help of the World Health Organization, which is supposed to eradicate this deadly trade. The second part looks at international drug companies, which critics say bore some responsibility for the shortage of a critically important drug in the United States.
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Pages 16
Keywords VIDEOCLIP TAPE TRANSCRIPT; pharmaceuticals; profiteering; fraud
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