July / August #93 : Bad Meds - by Mubarak Dahir

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July / August 2003

Bad Meds

by Mubarak Dahir

Florida’s underground market for Rx drugs could be endangering HIVers, the state health department has warned. Patients fill expensive ’scrips—the pricey human-growth hormone Serostim is a black-market favorite—then sell them on the street. Tom Liberti, chief of Florida’s Bureau of HIV/AIDS, said pills make their way back to wholesalers and onto pharmacy shelves, now possibly “bogus, expired, diluted or inactive.” 



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