The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) seized 25,000 packets of counterfeit Zithromax, a widely prescribed antibiotic that treats bacterial infections. The fake medicine was found in the trunk of a car parked on the side of the road. According to JFDA Director Mohammad Rawashdeh, the fake Zithromax was “unfit for human consumption.” Read the story by clicking here.
Today, the threat of counterfeit medicines, like those seized in Jordan, largely remains outside of our borders due to a closed drug supply chain. But there’s some talk in Congress of drug importation legislation; this legislation could unintentionally threaten our drug supply by opening our borders to counterfeit medicines from abroad.