This morning, I speculated that track-and-trace momentum could slow down unless there is a compelling trigger event, such as counterfeits discovered in a retail pharmacy.
A few alert readers pointed me to an FDA notice from August 8, 2008, regarding “expired and suspected counterfeit prescription drugs found at pharmacies.” Yikes! I wonder if the news will hinder Cardinal Health’s (CAH) efforts to sell its Medicine Shoppe franchise.
According to the FDA website:
”The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers who filled prescriptions at The Medicine Shoppe pharmacies located at 8035A Liberty Road and 5900 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore that they may have received drugs that were either expired or suspected counterfeit. The FDA is particularly concerned because a number of the drugs are for serious diseases and could have an adverse effect on treatment.”