Dems Call For Warning On Counterfeit Mexican Meds

The Hill reports:

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) on Monday called on the State Department to issue a travel advisory warning Americans about the dangers of buying pharmaceuticals from some Mexican pharmacies.

“We write to urge the State Department, which plays a critical role in ensuring the safety of Americans traveling abroad, to immediately issue a travel advisory warning of the dangers of buying adulterated pharmaceuticals from Mexican pharmacies,” the lawmakers wrote.

The Los Angeles Times last month reported pharmacies in several northwestern cities were selling the laced prescription drugs and marketing them as as “legitimate pharmaceuticals.” Reporters for the newspaper “found that pills sold as oxycodone tested positive for fentanyl, while pills sold as Adderall tested positive for methamphetamine.”

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