Counterfeiters Increasingly Make Copycat Drugs Convincing.

CBS News (5/11) on its website reported that counterfeit drugs have become a global problem as criminals try to “cash in on some of the most popular drugs on the market.” FDA counterfeit drug expert Ilisa Bernstein told CBS that “counterfeiters prey on the vulnerability of the consumer, and they don’t care if they’re harming patients.” Some of the drugs counterfeiters most want to mimic are Lipitor, Procrit, and Viagra, and their copies can be very convincing. CBS News added, “When shopping online for drugs, the FDA recommends consumers only shop at state-licensed pharmacies in the US, and look for a seal of approval called VIPPS.”

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