Today’s front page of the New York Times had a feature article about the quality of drugs and chemicals that have continued to flow out of China into the pharmaceutical industry. There are no regulations and no inspections of these chemical plants which means that many of the products being produced and sold throughout the world are both contaminated, adulterated and sometimes substituted with poison!

These potentially dangerous drugs make it to the market in Asia, Europe and through internet sales in the United States. It is vital that you confirm that your medication is manufactured and purchased from a reputable source that is located in a country that is inspected by a legitimate governmental agency. All purchases from the internet are suspect and should be avoided.

Joel T. Nowak MA, MSW