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Most people trust that their medicine matches the description on the bottle. But what if it doesn’t?

Counterfeit drugs look a lot like the real deal, but can contain too little or none of the active ingredients that make a drug work. Or worse, a counterfeit drug can have toxic compounds.


The good news is that such events are rare in the U.S., according to Connie Jung, senior policy advisor for the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

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