posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 06:40 AM
A few weeks ago I started a thread called “there are no drug company conspiracies”, it’s safe to say it was not all that popular. Anyway it
turns out I was wrong and there is a very real pharmaceutical conspiracy, but it’s not what you’re thinking. If you’re looking for me to start
telling you about how the drug companies are trying to poison your mind, control you, make you ill or some money making fraud stop reading now. This
is a genuine conspiracy that is true but it’s not on any huge grand scale, and it’s probably more accurate to call it a crime other than a
My eyes were opened up to this conspiracy whilst watching a documentary on BBC one, those of you in the UK can watch it on iplayer. For the rest of
you allow me to explain what this conspiracy states.
My title here is somewhat misleading because this is not about a pharmaceutical company but rather the criminal underworld. They are selling drugs
online that should only be available on prescription some of these drugs are very dangerous, and to make things even worse allot of these drugs are
fakes. This means they contain the wrong chemical compassion witch could have obvious dangerous side effects, some don’t even bother putting the
right stuff in the drugs and this could create a very potent and even fatal cocktail of drugs.
Some of the unethical pharmaceutical practice highlighted was the selling of cholesterol drugs online, pointing out the obvious dangers of a person
living with Anorexia buying the drugs. Then there are stories of fake needles that could be dirty. Other examples given pointed out that these drugs
because where not prescribed they were most probably being taking in the wrong dosage and this was leading to patients feeling more extreme side
effects and the possibility of a fatal overdose. There was another example given of a man who bought a Viagra online and died as the result of a heart
attack during sexual intercourse.
It gets worse, sadly, the documentary also pointed to instances were not only were these drugs fakes but the criminals has infiltrated the NHS supply
chain and counterfeit drugs and needles were being supplied by the NHS.
This is sickening these criminals are taking advantage of people who are in a venerable position. They could be committing manslaughter in some
instances. I think this crime will be more evident in places like America were people who have no health insurance may turn to the internet to buy
their drugs cheaply again the criminals talking advantage of the poor. I personally think that the online sale of drugs should be regulated in some
way, perhaps a online security system developed that shows the buyer that they are buying the genuine product. Until some action is taking this crime
will continue and its dangers will only grow.