Following the trail of fake Avastin
In February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Americans that counterfeit versions of the life-saving Cancer drug Avastin made their way into as many as 19 medical practices in this country.Fake Avastin tied to small Montana distributor
CBS News launched an investigation to find out how this could have happened, where the drugs came from, and who was responsible.CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian first followed the zigzagging path of the counterfeit drugs into the U.S. through as many as six countries as far away as Egypt and Turkey. Part one: How fake Avastin from overseas ends up in the U.S.
Part two: Fake Avastin importer claims he broke no laws
Part three: Fake Avastin shipper tied to Canadadrugs.com
Keteyian and the CBS News investigative unit then traveled to the Caribbean nation of Barbados where they tracked down the man responsible for bringing the fake Avastin into the United States, Tom Haughton
In a report Thursday on "CBS This Morning," CBS revealed how one of Canada's largest internet pharmacies, Canadadrugs.com, is shipping unapproved drugs into the United States and the company's connection to the man responsible for shipping counterfeit Avastin into the US.
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