In 2006, 116 people were confirmed dead in Panama after the government distributed cough syrup, antihistamine tablets, calamine lotion and rash ointment that was unknowingly made with counterfeit glycerin, a sweetener and thickening agent commonly used in medication. The Panamanian government believed they were receiving 99.5 percent pure glycerin from a Spanish distribution company. In reality, what they bought was diethylene glycol, the poisonous chemical commonly found in antifreeze and brake fluid, which the original Chinese manufacturer passed off as glycerin.

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Investigadores mdicos informan que una medicina falsificada contra la malaria est circulando por el sureste de Asia, y podra extenderse a frica. Un documento publicado en un informe mdico en Internet seala que un hombre, de 23 aos, en Birmania que result infectado con malaria, muri debido a que la medicina que recibi era falsificada.…

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