Is it true that the drugs produced by American pharmaceutical companies have fostered a foreign, often illegal, drug counterfeit business and substandard or counterfeit drugs? Can such a global epidemic that involves over 124 countries be placed on the doorstep of Big Pharma? While the North American and European pharmaceutical sales make up “two-thirds of the entire world sales of pharmaceuticals”, it’s noteworthy that only one-fourth of falsified drug sales are made to citizens of these two continents. (1) This reflects that the other three-fourth of sales are to other countries. Unfortunately, the counterfeit drugs are far inferior and often are nothing more than a placebo. Economics is the leading reason people turn to unregulated pharmaceutical markets. The other is an act of desperation to find a silver bullet cure for diseases conventional medicine cannot cure. Unregulated markets are just as life-threatening as many diseases. An inside look at these counterfeit drug seller inventories reveals volumes of loose pills and broken-up packs of medications that are easily misidentified. Beyond these significant reasons why people should avoid such markets, potential customers should consider that non-regulation means that not only are the manufacturing practices up for grabs, there is no guarantee of proper handling and storing of the drugs. In fact, these factors could make the drugs either no longer viable or worse, dangerous to take.
Browsing prescription drugs
Few things are as controversial as the legalization of medical marijuana. Advocates claim it is safe and effective for treating a variety of health issues that may not respond well to conventional drugs. Opponents of decriminalized marijuana envision hordes of doped up druggies on the streets posing a danger to society and to themselves. Aside from individual opinions, what does the science say about medical marijuana? The Dangers of Marijuana There are quite a few studies warning of the dangers related to smoking marijuana. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), marijuana use can lead to anxiety, fear and panic. Because THC, the main active ingredient in marijuana, binds to receptors in the areas of the brain that regulate balance, coordination and reaction time.