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The Startling Reality

“We’ve seen life-saving medicines being manufactured in rodent and pest infested labs, with mold growing on the walls, peeling paint and dirty equipment,”

- John Clark, VP & Chief Security Officer, Pfizer Global Security

Counterfeiting medicines are on the rise in the United States and around the globe, putting the public at risk.

Counterfeit medicines are dangerous by their very nature – they are not produced under safe manufacturing conditions and they are not inspected by regulatory authorities. It is impossible to know what ingredients counterfeit medicines actually contain. Sophisticated counterfeiters will put some of the active ingredient in the fake medicine and make it look very similar to the real medicine.

The primary danger in taking a counterfeit medicine is that you are putting something into your body that not only may not help your current condition, but more alarmingly could result in harmful effects to your overall health.

No country is immune to the threat of counterfeit. Even in countries generally considered "safe," such as Canada, the United States, and many in the European Union, counterfeit medicines have entered the supply chain. The types of counterfeit medicines include, but are not limited to cholesterol, erectile dysfunction, blood pressure, bacterial infection antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines.

The Dangers

Many of these products don’t work at best, or at worst, they can kill you

The Problem

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people die from taking fake medicines

Illegal Pharmacies 

How do you know if your online pharmacy is legitimate?