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Counterfeit Drugs

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Counterfeit Drugs

Counterfeit Drugs

Counterfeit Drugs

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The number of drug counterfeiting incidents is on the rise in the United States. Fake drugs are placed in genuine packages and some packages are mislabeled. The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Customs Service are overwhelmed. NPR's Richard Knox visits the customs area at Boston's Logan airport to get a sense of the volume of supposedly legitimate drugs entering the U.S.