2000 Arrested in China in Counterfeit Drug Scam
How do you judge what is counterfeit and what's original in today's scenario? With unapproved drug trials that take place in Third World countries, this hardly comes as a surprise. When superpowers like the United States take to fraudulent practices, it doesn't take long to follow suit. Anything is acceptable as long as you can make a fast buck out of it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppVnFXg9n4k
In spite of mobilising officers to detect such drug selling rackets, newcomers find their way to flout norms and laws and continue duping innocents by the millions. Not only do they sell these drugs to unsuspecting commoners, but they have taken it a notch higher by selling their goods on the Internet. So now we know why it is unsafe to buy medicinal products from unauthorized websites. The results of these fake medicines have caused serious illnesses including liver damage and cardiac arrests.
Far from the question of being ethical, what provokes these men to take such an unnatural step?
Is it poverty?
Is it the undying wish to become a millionaire overnight?
What about conscience?
What about being guilty of someone's death?
Do none of these questions matter to them?
Whose fault is it? Is it the government to be blamed?
The Chinese government even took drastic measures such as executing the former director of the food and drugs ministry, but to no avail. Laws need to be stringent, and no leeway should be provided for such loopholes in the system. People need to be on their guard before succumbing to counterfeit drugs and medicines. Students and youngsters are especially prone to such trafficking and it is advisable for the government to take serious action against such drug abuse to set as an example. With modern technology comes the added advantage of tracking down such practices and punishing those guilty for their offences.
I personally hold the opinion that if more awareness is created about such malpractices, the common man becomes wary and circumspect, instead of the authorities trying to hush up the matter and make it anonymous.