fake drugs http://www.kplu.org en Fake Pot Is A Real Problem For Regulators http://www.kplu.org/post/fake-pot-real-problem-regulators This week, President Obama signed a law banning synthetic marijuana and other synthetic drugs. Dozens of states and local governments have already tried to outlaw fake marijuana, which has been blamed for hundreds of emergency room visits and a handful of fatalities.<p>But the bans have proved largely ineffective, and there are fears that the federal law won't be any different.<p>Synthetic marijuana looks a bit like dried grass clippings. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:07:59 +0000 5575 at http://www.kplu.org Fake Pot Is A Real Problem For Regulators Fake Adderall pills hit the market http://www.kplu.org/post/fake-adderall-pills-hit-market A shortage of <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000166/">Adderall</a> began last year, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/11/21/142571217/shortage-of-adhd-drugs-has-parents-doctors-scrambling">sending millions of people</a> with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy on perpetual wild goose chases to find drugstores with the pills they need to stay alert and focused.<p>So it's not surprising that Adderall counterfeiters have seized a big marketing opportunity. Wed, 30 May 2012 01:54:34 +0000 Richard Knox 5131 at http://www.kplu.org Fake Adderall pills hit the market Seattle global health expert issues call to arms in the war on fake drugs http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-global-health-expert-issues-call-arms-war-fake-drugs <p>What looks like a very boring academic and institutional report, entitled &ldquo;<a href="http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2012/Ensuring-Safe-Foods-and-Medical-Products-Through-Stronger-Regulatory-Systems-Abroad.aspx" target="_blank">Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad</a>,&rdquo; is in fact a call to arms. A Seattle man is a leading voice in sounding the alarm on the problem of counterfeit drugs.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/04/seattle-global-health-expert-issues-call-to-arms-in-the-war-on-fake-drugs/"><strong>Read more on Humanosphere.</strong></a></p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:55:26 +0000 Tom Paulson 4671 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle global health expert issues call to arms in the war on fake drugs