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We all know about the very large market of counterfiet accessories such as handbags, watches and sunglasses. But did you know that your kids cough medicene could be fake??
According to a segment which aired on the Today Show on July 14, it's a real possibility! Counterfieter's aren't just making wallets and watches anymore, they're making your christmas lights and cholesterol medicene!!
According to the Today report, last year drug compay Pfizer confiscated 100 million doses of knockoff meds. I understand the whole "the company loses money" and "copyright infringement" thing when you buy a counterfiet bag, but c'mon- who's really getting hurt? Now when the cholesterol pill your supposed to take everyday is a fake or the botox injection you get is counterfiet someone really could get hurt, like the couple who just one day after getting knockoff botox injections ended up in the hospital on ventilators!!!
I think it is absolutely appaling that the counterfiet industry has expanded into our everyday lives. As a $600 Billiion business, I doubt there's many consciences. Though there should be. How can you live with yourself knowing you've created and distributed something that could possibly kill someone?!? Nevermind that heaven only knows what these things are made out of but what about the effects of a condition going untreated while you think your taking care of yourself?
Some poor person sufferign from high cholesterol wakes up everyday and takes their meds, watches what they eat and gets a little exercise to help improve their health and these asshole counterfieters are taking days off this person's life because the fake cholesterol pill they produced!!!
Now along with all the other worries that a parent has, we have to worry if our baby formula is fake?? We have to sleep at night worrying if the Christmas lights we bought are going to spark and catch fire- to our entire house?! I have to worry if my hairdryer is gonna burst into flames?! You got to be kiding me!! Like we don't have enough to worry about these days with food and gas prices on the rise, people being laid off and companies shutting down...you add worrying if the cough syrup you gave your kid is gonna get rid of the cough or land them in a hospital.
Thanks alot assholes...why don't you just stick to the fake bags, wallets, sunglasses and watches that we all love??
If you'd like to watch the Today Show segment, you can HERE.
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