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HDNet presents investigation into distribution of counterfeit drugs

July 11, 2017

Rather explores the back alleys of a Nigerian marketplace with Dr. Paul Orhii, the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, or NAFDAC, where often times the small pharmacists are unknowingly pushing bad medicine.  

Tom Woods, a former U.S. State Department agent in Africa, and a private consultant for the makers of Truscan, a portable device used as a preliminary field test to assess the authenticity of the pills in question, warns, "It's not just Nigeria's problem. It's really becoming the world's problem because these drugs are not manufactured in large measure right here in Nigeria.  And as you follow it up the food chain, you realize that we're all becoming more vulnerable."

"Dan Rather Reports: The Mysterious Case of Kevin Xu" premieres on HDNet, Tuesday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET with an encore at 11:00 p.m. ET.

SOURCE HDNet