Lack of quality control abroad is resulting in tainted pharmaceuticals being shipped to the United States. This has the potential to affect anyone who fills a prescription for a drug that is made overseas.
But, this current crisis of ‘bad drugs’ should come as no surprise to anyone – especially when you consider that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) admits to not conducting nearly enough drug plant inspections overseas.
Where is the source of these tainted drugs?
The problem began in India, but this does not mean that it is isolated to that country alone. Any nation that does not have adequate quality control oversight on its pharmaceutical labs could potentially send contaminated drugs to the United States.
In this particular instance, a lab in India was the location of a mistake that is only just now being uncovered. During a purity test of a batch of drugs to be shipped to the United States, a technician “accidentally” hit the delete button when the drugs indicated they had impurities.
Was this a mistake or was it intentional? Looks like we now know why there are so many “deaths by prescription drugs.”
Those toxic drug results, in India, were not entered into the lab’s logs for the day. The next day, when a sample from the same batch tested clean, the bad drugs were approved for shipment, instead of being thrown out, as is the protocol for contaminated drugs in India.
U.S. consumers have been consuming tainted drugs, from foreign labs, for years
The drugs made it to the United States and were used by uninformed consumers here. The FDA is only now (supposedly) discovering this incident, and its subsequent and ongoing investigations have so far resulted in the uncovering of 5,301 other instances of deleted results on impure drug batches at this particular lab. Time after time, we see the systematic failure to protect the public coming from taxpayer-funded, ‘health’ agencies.
At this point, the number of contaminated pharmaceuticals that were shipped to the United States and used by consumers here is anyone’s guess. There is also no firm evidence yet of any negative results experienced by patients who took these contaminated medicines. Unless you want to count all the unwanted side effects created by these drugs like, nausea, dizziness, stomach upset – the list goes on and on. But, of course, the FDA and drug manufacturers don’t see the connection between poisonous pills and negative consumer reactions.
Contaminated drug problems are routinely ignored by federal agents.
Inspectors at the FDA have reported that technicians at that lab were found to regularly delete any undesirable results, then re-test the drugs without investigating how and why they were originally contaminated. This seems to be to ensure the drugs get shipped out as quickly as possible, without any bad drugs having to be thrown away, in order to maximize the lab’s profits.
The name of the drug involved in the current investigation has been ‘blanked out’ from reports of the incident. Naturally, we would not expect anything better from an agency that routinely places the interests of big pharma ahead of public safety concerns.
Shocking admission: FDA inspectors discover more drug problems at other labs
This type of thing is not just a problem with the one lab. Additional reviews of Indian labs by the FDA have shown that the same thing routinely happens at labs all over India that do business with the United States.
There is no longer any trust or guarantee that drugs made in India will all be of equal quality, will do what they are supposed to do, and will not hurt U.S. consumers who take them.
This investigation is significant, because India is the second-largest exporter of drugs to the United States. To make matter worse, U.S. government agencies seem to blindly trust labs abroad and do not require additional testing for purity once the drugs cross the nation’s border. It is only if the FDA gets enough complaints about a drug that it will investigate it once it’s in the United States.
What does all this mean for U.S. consumers?
The problem is serious enough that the labs involved have been banned from importing to the United States for the time being. Yet there are dozens of labs in India that export to the United States, not to mention the other labs in other nations that haven’t been investigated.
Who knows how many contaminated pharmaceuticals make their way into the United States each year? This should make everyone give a second thought to taking prescription medications unless absolutely necessary. Looking to safe, natural (non-toxic) alternatives – whenever possible – will always be the best solution for most health issues.