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When you go to the pharmacy to pick -- -- medications.
Are you getting the real thing.
80% of the -- is for US prescription drugs come from places like India and China.
-- debate says many of those ingredients -- -- -- the book on this topic is -- fake it is spelled with a PH fake.
-- welcome to the program.
Speculated that you're saying that the basic ingredients which go into the pills which we buy from major companies if -- from overseas and a lot of them off -- -- -- -- I wanna know the extent of this problem who has been injured and all killed with this stuff.
Will -- globally the problem is is very significant probably over a 100000 people dying a year in the United States because of the Food and Drug Administration because we have good companies.
The risks of follow.
But in the last few years there's been -- -- 149 Americans died from.
Fight care heparin a blood thinning drug and there are lots of other instances just two months ago Avastin -- -- cancer drug.
To a -- of that founding clinics in Illinois Texas and California and at least one patient was given -- -- as far as we know no harm.
But the the evidence -- -- in many of these instances and we simply don't know how many how many deaths -- cools the the ingredients for a lot of people probably not as good as they should be.
Bet that there's nothing I can do is that.
I get medication prescribed forming I take it how -- -- post -- -- whether those the basic ingredients the molecules and that.
Off I could -- I don't know -- -- nothing I can do about this.
Well that's that's the real the real risk people buying Louie Vito -- is a Rolex Watches to twenty dollars and that they are not buying the real truck I've written a real product when you go to pharmacy -- your assumption is the drug.
-- -- I don't want to over -- people in the for the vast majority of the -- saying.
And approved products that we buy are good in the United States but I before billion prescriptions were filled -- -- it takes only a very small percentage of the supply -- to be dropped.
For -- significant risk and how do I need to worry a -- a big name branded drug.
That I -- in America is from a big name American drug company.
Do -- need to worry about that off a -- that taking precautions to make sure that the ingredients the basic ingredients all on real real often.
Generally speaking yes absolutely true but the did it every patient when -- you go to pharmacy should you should check that the information on the pill -- is correct.
That the pills if you're taking a stance in for example the biggest selling drugs like Lipitor.
If you're buying that drug -- -- -- getting it checked that it looks the same every single time you go to pharmacy because any company.
Can have that supplies breached in the can be problems but yes generally speaking the largest supplies.
We're you know that their products are good but -- been fake instances of -- so.
Getting into the supply China fake instances of Viagra -- dot pills and cancer drugs.
So you know people should be vigilant and they should always complain to their pharmacists still that -- -- if they're not sure about.
That the drug that they're looking at Roger we appreciate you bringing this to our attention as you say don't wanna scare people on do you really but there is some concern now that -- debate if they want.
Thanks for joining us appreciate it thank you.
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