Dangerous Doses: How Counterfeiters are Contaminating America's Drug Supply

Number 22168
Subject Pharmaceuticals
Year 2005
Publication Date May, 2005
Summary Eban writes about how medicine available from seemingly trustworthy sources like pharmacies and hospitals is sometimes not safe. The book shows how stolen, expired, mishandled or adulterated medicine cans still make their way into pharmacies and hospitals because they are passed through several other companies who buy and sell to one another. These companies sometimes have ties to drug traffickers and organized crime.
Pages 25
Keywords FDA;Food and Drug Administration;narcotics;hospitals;doctors;pharmaceuticals;pharmaceutical companies;drug dealers;Medicaid;Medicare;Mafia;business;prescription drugs;doctors;pharmacists;Operation Cold Stone
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