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151525.  Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:28 am Reply with quote

Admittedly, I’m not sure it would be possible to work this humorously into a light-hearted panel game, but it was something I hadn't heard of before, which struck me as quinteresting ...

“Experts fear the trade in counterfeit pharmaceuticals kills more people and causes more harm than the trade in illegal narcotics. And it isn't a great deal less lucrative. In 2005, the US Food and Drug Administration estimated that worldwide sales of fake drugs exceeded $3.5 billion, but other estimates suggest the figure is 10 times as high. The Center for Medicines in the Public Interest, a charity backed by the US pharmaceutical industry, predicts that global sales of fake drugs will reach $75 billion by 2010 unless the trade is curtailed.”


151672.  Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:49 pm Reply with quote

Cue Anton Karas and his zither - Carol Reed's The Third Man was based on a real criminal case, and involves adulterated penicillin in postwar Vienna.


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