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What is a counterfeit vaccine?

With the increasing demand of the H1N1 vaccines. Has anyone ever thought about the "black market"?
Do you believe that some of our children could be getting a counterfeit vaccine?
If that was the case what effect could the counterfeit vaccine have on our children?
Sorry to ask but I blame PBS network. Why did I tuned in?

 
Energ8zr

Asked by Energ8zr at 12:06 AM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • With the increasing demand of the H1N1 vaccines. Has anyone ever thought about the "black market"? Not really, The government isn't likely to buy from the BM.

    Do you believe that some of our children could be getting a counterfeit vaccine? No, most places that receive counterfeit vaccines are poorer countries. World Health Organization estimates that 25-50 per cent of medicines consumed in developing countries are believed to be counterfeit.

    If that was the case what effect could the counterfeit vaccine have on our children? It could be deadly. The use of such vaccines have resulted in the deaths of several children in India and Kenya.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 12:36 AM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Crissy

    From what you've just said I'm glad we live in the USA.
    Energ8zr

    Answer by Energ8zr at 12:49 AM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Ah, I just realized I didn't give you any sources. sorry.
    http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/pressrels/2007/unisnar990.html
    http://www.fightingdiseases.org/pdf/IPN_Counterfeits.pdf

    The second link is IPN report.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 2:40 AM on Jan. 27, 2010

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