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Fake Drug Scammers - What We All Need to Know

With U.S. drug shortages and growing FDA backlogs, counterfeit drugs are a real problem. Uncertified and unreputable people can, and will, sell these dangerous goods to anyone they can.

Protect yourself and your family by knowing the facts.

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In This Issue

You Won’t Believe What Fake Drug Makers Use

Vial of filthy water

Two popular prescription drugs have recently received media attention for all of the wrong reasons.

Adderall and Viagra have been bought by US citizens from very dangerous online sources claiming to be pharmacies. Lab tests show the complete lack of active ingredients. And in some cases, life-threatening substitutes were found.

Makes you want to ask “who would try and sell that in a pill?”

 

Adderall

This common ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and narcolepsy drug has been in short supply due to a manufacturing problem earlier this year.

And when market demand is high, counterfeiters react like sharks smelling blood in the water.

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3 Life Saving Steps to Check Drug Quality

person checking pill bottle

Lately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported counterfeit Adderall , Phentermine and even cancer medication circulating. Needless to say, this can pose a big health risk.

The only sure-fire way to know the contents of a pill is a chemical analysis. But luckily, counterfeit drug manufacturers tend not to bother with quality control.

They’re thrown together. They’re unusually cheap. And they lack certification from agencies like PharmacyChecker.com or CIPA.

Here are 3 steps you can follow on your own to help make sure your prescription medication is the real stuff.

 

1. Check for spelling mistakes.

Real medication packaging is seen by a whole team of professionals. Their job is to make sure the drug instructions are bang-on. Any errors could mean lawsuits, bans, or even recalls that could cost the company millions.

But counterfeiters? Not so rigorous.

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