Today’s “Counterfeit [blank] in China” answer is veterinary medical products. In an unusual sign of openness and honesty, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has acknowledged about 20% of all veterinary medical products in China showed drugs being distributed without approval, drugs that had been banned, drugs with no active ingredients and drugs that we not approved.
It is with surprising ease that these counterfeit Chinese products, often ineffective and sometimes outright dangerous, cross the border and flood the world markets. Contaminated animal foods, toothpastes and pharmaceutical products have all traced their roots to China…where the trail goes cold.
While the FDA has been ineffective at keeping 100% of these fake products out of the U.S., they have had substantially better luck than other countries, where the flood of counterfeit Chinese medications represents a true nationally health emergency.