Check Yourself

2 01 2014

As I am looking for articles on counterfeits, I keep finding news articles about how they are on the rise. Last year, we saw the fake Avastin (cancer drug) come in to the USA. We were warned by the FDA on other medications. Most of these stem from purchasing drugs online. Before purchasing online check yourself. If it’s too good to be true, 99.9% of the time it is. If the web page is verified, don’t buy from it. Your health and livelihood are not good to gamble with.

The most recent counterfeit drug articles are headlined with:

Be careful this year when purchasing drugs. Be aware and share this information to anyone and everyone you know. It is estimated $75 billion worth of counterfeit drugs were unknowingly purchased last year. One article that I liked talked about how counterfeit drugs are one of the top concerns in 2014. This is according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute that recently issued a report listing 10 issues that will reshape the healthcare industry next year, including several health IT issues. I hope this will come to fruition and counterfeits will dwindle year by year.

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