September 5, 2007 8:22 AM PDT

Bogus-drug peddlers thrive online

The counterfeit medicine business has gone global, fueled by the "perfect channel" of the Net, U.N. drug watchdog says.

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One good scam deserves another...
As if it's not bad enough that we have one group of disgusting liars who peddle poison in order to make billions of dollars, now there are those who are piggybacking off of them. Well, anyone who watches TV will hear endless lies from the pharmaceutical companies all day and all night, telling us that it is perfectly normal to have every health condition known to man, and then some. They fabricate conditions such as, "High Cholesterol", "Acid Reflux", "E.D.", and by far the most ridiculous, "RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME" - for crying out loud - and they have a magic pill for every one of them. Fact is, anybody who believes THAT one deserves whatever he or she gets as a result of taking the drug that is the supposed cure. I digress, sorry. There was a time when false advertising was strictly prohibited - what happened? In today's world, where it is the norm to practice blatant dishonesty in just about every aspect of life, this comes as no surprise to me. AND, from where I sit, one form of poison is no worse than another. So, if anything is going to be done to stop and/or punish the manufacturers of "fake" drugs, then something should also be done about the poison that is shoved in our faces every day by the pharmaceutical companies.

As for "reports" such as the one above, one glaring example of the dishonesty displayed by authors of such nonsense is that (in this article) they print statistics about how many people have died from taking these "fake" drugs. A handful, maybe. But, anybody have any idea how many have died or been permanently damaged by taking "legal" drugs? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions?

A short while back, I heard a psychiatrist say, "He hates injustice, it's because he experienced injustice in his childhood..." Well, if THAT isn't one of the silliest things I've ever heard. Why do I mention this? Well, because the REAL problem it today's world is that WAY too many people ignore, trivialize, minimize, and justify INJUSTICE. This is shameful, cowardly, and pathetic. Injustices of every kind should be hated, spat at, punished, and most of all, prevented. Anybody out there see THAT happening anytime soon? Something tells me not.
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I Thought China CONTROLLED Their Internet
Funny how the Chinese gooberment has no problem controlling websites, chat rooms, cyber cafes, and news stories that mention things like Falun Gong and Tiennamen Square Massacre. But they are unable to control bogus pharmacy sites and stop pharmacy spam emails coming out of China. Maybe they don't really care about this problem.
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