Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mimilove, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. mimilove

    mimilove New Member

    Please everybody pass this on!!!!!!

    Not sure if anyone watched DATELINE on NBC last night!!!!! I did not check if it's been posted already either.


    Because can be also be a counterfeit!!!!

    Cancer patient died from COUNTERFEIT DRUG that she bought at $500 and then took to her cancer clinic to be injected; a little bottle with a clear liquid; but I believe only after the 2nd time did a very alert nurse noticed that it was a COUNTERFIET because patient started complaining she was feeling poorly. When in fact in the beginning after surgery and chemo I believe and taking this wonder drug (can't remember name) she had so much energy and was playing with grandchildren, then all of sudden she just had no energy whatsoever!

    She died soon after :(

    That is not the only drug they are COUNTERFEITING, there is plenty more. Please cross check your RX even if it is from your own pharmacy that you trust; it doesn't mean they necessarily bought counterfeit drugs but the process of purchase is long and it goes through a complex system before it gets to them.

    Cross check the pills with the literature they give you...make sure the color, size etc match. Go on line. You should see what those people put in those pills.

    I have Topamax 100mg now, that the day I purchased 2 weeks ago I have been wondering about and I have been "iffy". Go with your gut feeling. The package say should be yellow they are brown, I have taken a few and I don't get the same feeling when I take them - no drowziness at all, but I got them from Pharmacy for God's sake! But guess where I am going today! For those who did not see, they put road paint, dry wall materials in name it it's in there.

    Thanks ........Mimi
  2. elliespad

    elliespad Member

    For me, just one more reason not to trust prescription drugs.
  3. graydon

    graydon New Member

    I also watched the report, and they mentioned Hezbollah has been counterfeiting drugs to raise money for their terrorist activities, so at least some terrorist are already aware of it, but since this stuff is being produced all over the world, it really is a way for them to slowly poison us all. And it could even be filling the head of some home-grown terrorist with ideas now.

    The scary part is the counterfeits looked so close to the originals that they took it to the maker of Viagra and they couldn't tell if they were real or not simply by looking at them and had to actually do a test to see the active ingredients, which showed there weren't any in the counterfeit pills.
  4. namow

    namow New Member

    That really scares me and I wonder what can we do to make sure we get the right prescriptions??? We are sick enough as it is and on top of all screw us up with the prescriptions??
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    That the newer, more expensive drugs are the most likely to be copied. I'm glad all I take are older, cheaper generics. One never knows, though, when a health crisis will call for certain drugs. It is heartbreaking to think that greed can cause suffering and death.

    Love, Mikie
  6. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    I understand what you're saying about the terrorists but..

    They never televise something that the terrorists haven't already thought about. It's hard to accept, but true.

    We used to wonder (in fear) about this while living in Bahrain, but the simple truth is that the terrorists can think of ways to harm people long before it could ever enter our brains, or television programs.

    They briefly mentioned Hamas as already being in the business of counterfeit meds, so they must already know or have evidence that this is nothing new to the terrorists.

    I guess I'll always wonder how human beings can do this to other human beings...

    Nancy B

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