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Medicine Counterfeiters Faking Drugs With Chemical Pigments and Animal Feed

In an update to November 8, 2011 news that Chinese authorities capture 65 million fake pills in a crackdown on Chinese counterfeiters, new sources now say that along with the fake medications, questionable and dangerous ingredients were found on sites.

Animal feed and chemical pignments were found, as well as corn starch, reported The Associated Press.

The investigation began when a woman was discovered substituting genuine medicines for counterfeit medications on pharmacy shelves.  In total, 114 suspects were arrested during the four month investigation, and millions of fake medications confiscated.

By S. Imber

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