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Drugs and their efficacy

April 5th, 2007 · 4 Comments

A good friend of mine who is on long-term drug therapy just discovered that the drugs he had bought from the UK were not efficacious. He was faithfully taking his medication but the level in his blood kept going down, leading to a relape of his illness. Thankfully his doctors asked him to buy from another source and he immediately improved.
In the same way I was prescribed carbamazipine for painful spasms in 2003. This drug had stopped my spasms instantly when I took it about five years before, but this time, the spasms continued. I decided to get what came in blister packs from the original manufacturers and immediately got relief.
This raises the question of generic drugs – are they as affective as the originals. Many people would rather spend a lot more money and go for the originals and the assurance that they are getting the right thing.
As for those producers who reduce the strength of the drugs to make profit, they are criminals without a conscience. I think people like that if caught, should be charged with murder.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 steviem // Apr 6, 2007 at 3:13 am

    i think that people like that who reduce the efficency of meds to make a piddling profit should be hung,draw and quartered and their entrails fed to jackals whilst their skulls should be placed on spikes so carrion birds should peck out their eyes
    whilst in the afterlife they will spend all of eternity chokeing on the rancid black semen of ..

    uh sorry nana but this is the first i ve heard directly about this and woa i hate them

  • 2 carri // Apr 7, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Thats such a frightening thing to hear about is nt it?.
    Where did your friend get the drugs from and where they proscribed for him?.
    Why are some elements in this world driven by profit over common humanity?
    I’ll shut up at this point before i just go GGGGRRR at whatever greed crazed individuals are responsible.

  • 3 Nana Yaa // Apr 7, 2007 at 11:22 am

    I don’t know which chemist, but he bought them in the UK. It’s really frightening.

  • 4 Candy // Apr 11, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Terrible situations we find ourselves in with these drugs.

    Especially for something so serious as that. We Thank God that he is better.

    Very shocking business and utterly scary.

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