Counterfeit grey-market medication. Now what?
May 19, 2013 1:03 AM Subscribe
Mail-order pills from a reputable overseas vendor (have seen them recommended in Ask) turned out to not contain any active ingredient according to a blood test. I switched meds when I found out, but am at a loss as to what to do beyond that.
posted by tigrrrlily to health & fitness (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What's the responsible way of dealing with this? I haven't done anything beyond set the remaining pills aside, but I don't want other people hurt like I was (6 months of problems that in hindsight make all too much sense). I alternate between doubting the strength of my evidence (but how else would a serum level test read ZERO), or thinking nothing I could do would make a difference.
What would someone a lot more assertive and together than I am do in this case? I'm in the US, so initially I was just happy the pills had made it through customs. Bummer.