Would you want your medicines made with this?
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Seizures of fake medicines continue to be a regular occurrence in India. Thankfully, due the country’s free and impressive media, we get regular reports on the vast numbers of fake medicines. Our recent paper, A Safe Medicines Chest for the World, lists numerous media reports from 2009 of such cases (see page 21).
Here are some more media reports from just the last couple of weeks in India:
• “Fake Drugs, Wrappers Seized” (24th July)
• ”The government's failure to take action against … fake drug manufacturers in spite of many people losing their life to their activities resulted in a public interest litigation being filed in … Bombay High Court on Wednesday.” (29th July)
• “1 more held in connection with spurious drug scam” (25th July)
This is an exclusive photograph from the seizures reported in the first story. Hopefully it provides a wake-up call for anybody fooled by the government’s ongoing denial of the problem.