Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Counterfeit Drugs Claim a N.American victim

While counterfeit drugs have long suspected to be in the system, and causing problems from contamination or lack of efficacy, this is the first news report of a death in N. America definitively linked to purchases of counterfeit drugs online.

Specifically, the victim had
dangerously high levels of metals, including aluminum (15 µg/g), phosphorus, titanium, tin, strontium, arsenic and other metals in [her] liver.