CBS News' reports on counterfeit drugs
A CBS News investigation tracked counterfeit vials of the cancer drug Avastin from Turkey and Egypt through several European countries to U.S. shelves. (CBS News)
(CBS News) Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian has previously reported on counterfeit cancer drugs, their origins from overseas, and how they ended up in the U.S. Below are some of the stories about this growing problem.
February 16, 2012
The FDA issued a warning to doctors about a fake cancer drug in which lung cancer patients were getting counterfeit Avastin. CBS News reports that the drug was traced back to a house in Belgrade, Montana.
March 20, 2012
CBS News reports that the fake Avastin drug came from overseas and ended up in doctors' offices in the U.S. The origins of the counterfeit drug can be traced back to such places as the U.K., Egypt and Turkey.
March 21, 2012
Keteyian travels to Barbados to interview Tom Haughton, an importer responsible for bringing counterfeit Avastin into the United States
March 22, 2012
Canadadrugs.com bills itself as the "largest and most trusted" online Canadian pharmacy. However, the drugs that were ordered actually came from different countries, not from Canada. And among the Web site's suppliers is Tom Haughton, whose company shipped counterfeit Avastin into the U.S.
April 4, 2012
It's happened again: A number of clinics have received counterfeit vials of cancer drugs--this time 120 vials of fake Altuzan. Keteyian has traced the source from overseas.
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