I am watching TV channels from 'Chennai', with stories about fake medicines. It's a scary thought. I read that even popular medicines like 'Benadryl', the widely known antihistamine have been faked.
It's a shame that these things happen. The Government should treat these issues at par with 'Terrorism' and punish the culprits.
I remember the baby food incident in China a few years back. Not sure how China is handling all these issues considering the complaints that come out every now and then about 'Lead Contamination' etc. coming from Chinese made products. But I did read somewhere that China executed a few of the convicts in the baby food case.
Now, coming to where I live now, I was shocked to read this in NY Times today. Shocked because I've been prescribed the same GLENMARK brand Nitroglycerin that this article talks about. GLENMARK Generics sells these drugs but the parent GLENMARK Pharmaceuticals is in India ! Luckily, I haven't had a chance to use it but now I am concerned....I'll call my Cardio on Monday the first thing.....
.Dr. Lever, of the Cleveland Clinic, for example, recalls a heart surgery patient telling him that something was wrong with her new tablets. They did not relieve chest pain, he recalled, and they did not cause side effects she had previously experienced. She then gave the pills, a bottle of Glenmark tablets, to Dr. Lever. Glenmark did not respond to a query from a reporter seeking comment about the matter.