Sunday, July 26, 2009

Counterfeit Drug Quote-Like the Wild West

Pat Ford, Pfizer's Senior Director for Global Security, said the situation of counterfeit drugs is "like the Wild West," which poses a particular problem for those dispensing the drugs. "It gets to the point that pharmacists can't tell the difference. That's why we educate them on features in the packaging that help distinguish the real from the fake. And it's not just an international problem, but one unfolding right here in the United States.

ABC News Internet Ventures Sept. 14, 2008 Global Black Market, Potential for Health and Safety Issues Concerns Officials

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