Counterfeit meds: Urgent action needed

November 21, 2005

I recently read a book titled, Dangerous Doses: How Counterfeiters Are Contaminating America's Drug Supply (Harcourt, 2005). It is written by Katherine Eban, an investigative medical reporter who provides a very detailed account of the counterfeiting of drugs and other major problems in the U.S. drug distribution system. Most people have little awareness of the scope of these problems or the potential consequences.