Health officials in Jordan seized 25,000 packets of counterfeit medicine after they found the fake antibiotics in the back of pick-up truck on the side of the road. The Jordanian FDA reported that the fake Zithromax was “unfit for human consumption” but noted that a number of residents in east Amman may have already taken the counterfeit antibiotic. 

Today, Americans are largely protected from dangerous counterfeit medicines, like those seized in Jordan, thanks to a closed, secure drug supply chain. But there’s talk in Congress of drug importation legislation that could inadvertently threaten the safety of our medicine supply by opening our borders to foreign medicines. 

Health officials in Jordan seized 25,000 packets of counterfeit medicine after they found the fake antibiotics in the back of pick-up truck on the side of the road. The Jordanian FDA reported that the fake Zithromax was “unfit for human consumption” but noted that a number of residents in east Amman may have already taken the counterfeit antibiotic

Today, Americans are largely protected from dangerous counterfeit medicines, like those seized in Jordan, thanks to a closed, secure drug supply chain. But there’s talk in Congress of drug importation legislation that could inadvertently threaten the safety of our medicine supply by opening our borders to foreign medicines.