Use of Drugs

Avoiding Counterfeits

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Counterfeit drugs are a severe health risk – here’s how to avoid them

Crafted by professional criminals, counterfeit drugs often look identical to the original product. But the health risk is immense. Fake tablets may contain no active substance, different – even toxic – ingredients, a wrong dose, or carry a manipulated expiry date. Most counterfeit drugs are sold by illegal online vendors.

The best way to protect yourself: only buy from trustworthy suppliers. If you are not sure if the drug you bought is original or fake, don’t use it under any circumstances, but report it to the health authorities in your country or to the manufacturer.

View the video to learn more about the risks of counterfeit drugs and how to avoid them.