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How Safe Are Prescription Drugs From Texas Pharmacies?

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AUSTIN, Texas - Increasingly, U.S.-based drug companies are outsourcing their manufacturing to other countries, a trend giving rise to concerns about the potential for contaminated, counterfeit or substandard drugs reaching the American market.

In 2007, a tainted batch of the blood thinner Heparin was made in China and shipped nationwide, including to Texas. There were 81 reported deaths.

A report from the Pew Health Group calls for the Food and Drug Administration to do more to regulate imported drugs. (contd.)  

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