It might seem harmless, smart even: order prescription medications through an online pharmacy based in Canada. Get the same drug you would get down the street at Walgreens — for a lot less money. But doing so could kill you, says Jim Dahl, former assistant director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations. The problem is counterfeit or misbranded drugs, which make millions of dollars for unscrupulous distributors around the world, he says. Counterfeit drugs often finance organized crime, terrorism, child and slave labor and human trafficking.
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