PILLS, Anyone?

Pharmacist Pouring Pills into Bottle

Are you taking OTC and/or generic drugs?  Beware! 

This is a must read!

Medicines Made in India Set Off Safety Worries – NYTimes.com


 “American businesses and F.D.A. officials are just as concerned about the quality of drugs coming out of China, but the F.D.A.’s efforts to increase inspections there have so far been frustrated by the Chinese government.

“China is the source of some of the largest counterfeit manufacturing operations that we find globally,” said John P. Clark, Pfizer’s chief security officer, who added that Chinese authorities were cooperative.

Using its new revenues, the F.D.A. tried to bolster its staff in China in February 2012. But the Chinese government has so far failed to provide the necessary visas despite an announced agreement in December 2013 during a visit by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., said Erica Jefferson, an F.D.A. spokeswoman.

The United States has become so dependent on Chinese imports, however, that the F.D.A. may not be able to do much about the Chinese refusal. The crucial ingredients for nearly all antibiotics, steroids and many other lifesaving drugs are now made exclusively in China.”

8 comments on “PILLS, Anyone?

  1. Jeanne, I’m working on a blog regarding this very issue. Almost all generic drugs are made outside of the US. There are zero representatives to insure the medications are made properly, that they are made in a sterile environment or even are the ingredients used uncontaminated.

    • I hear you, Sheri! Don’t forget the OTC’s, they are included in the foreign-made paraphernalia also. Unbelievable! What are our “servants” doing up there in D.C.? Where is the oversight? Where is the watch guards? Where are the standards we once expected in the pharmaceutical industry?

      Melamine, arsenic, antifreeze, are just a few of the “fillers” contained in the medications. I wonder what else is in them?!

      Please keep me informed about your blog. Would be most interested in following you.


  2. Well, this makes me feel safe! 😦 Thanks for sharing this, Jeanne.

    • Are we dumbing down our foreign contracts or what?! One way to fix this: go to the polls each and every time and VOTE out the numbskulls who are pushing the agenda to allow this to continue. The FOX is in the henhouse, folks!

      Thanks for reading, Dru. Pass it on. 🙂

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