Counterfeit Drugs NPR's Joe Neel reports on counterfeit prescription drugs that are infiltrating the market. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating several cases of fake AIDS and cancer drugs, anemia treatments and Viagra pills. The FDA says no one has died from the fake drugs, and that the U.S. pharmaceutical supply is safe. But as lawmakers consider opening the international drug trade even further, the country's drug distribution system may become even more vulnerable.
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NPR's Joe Neel reports on counterfeit prescription drugs that are infiltrating the market. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating several cases of fake AIDS and cancer drugs, anemia treatments and Viagra pills. The FDA says no one has died from the fake drugs, and that the U.S. pharmaceutical supply is safe. But as lawmakers consider opening the international drug trade even further, the country's drug distribution system may become even more vulnerable.