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The painkillers you are taking may be fake

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 9:28 PM

The seizure of 46,656 capsules of a pain-relief drug from three smugglers two days ago just took a more serious turn. The investigators discovered that the seized pills were fake, and the capsules were being prepared, packed and supplied from a factory in Ghaziabad. The cops are determining whether the contents of the capsules are life-threatening.
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Fake, low-quality medicines prevalent in developing countries

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 4:29 PM

Sale of substandard and falsified medicines – including those used to treat deadly diseases like malaria – are prevalent in the developing world, say scientists who found that 13 percent of the sampled medicines in low and middle-income countries were below par. Falsified medicines are medical products that deliberately and fraudulently misrepresent their identity, composition or source.