In present world, there are several medications that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority and they are illegal to purchase. By oral consumption of counterfeit medicines, every year more than 700,000 individuals die worldwide.
The most common 8 counterfeit medicines across the world include:
Pain killer medicines:
Counterfeit versions of the pain killing tablets such as Vicodoin, percoset and OxyCotin on consumption will make the pain more worse than earlier.
Zyprexa is the drug that is generally used to treat schizophrenia disease and was recently recorded as major counterfeit in a drug bust.
In 2012, a drugs supplier of canadadrugs.com has shipped counterfeit cancer drugs in to United States.
The fake drugs of Tamiflu comprises of less active ingredients and contains more antifreeze and mercury.
The counterfeit version of Ativan and Xanx can lead to persons death.
In Florida, two convicts were held for selling Lipitor drug illegally.
Erectile dysfunction drugs:
In 2012, a Korean was arrested for selling counterfeit important drugs to public that are worth of $ 700k.
The popular allergy medicine is claritin and its duplicate counterfeit was found in a major drug bust.