Video report: Counterfeit drugs

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The high price of prescription drugs has caused many people in the United States to go without their medications, exposing them to the dangerous conditions those drugs were meant to counter. Still others seek lower priced drugs by going to online marketplaces, many of them outside the U.S. While these drugs are advertised as the same as the ones you can buy at your neighborhood pharmacy, they aren’t. In this CBS 60 Minutes report, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what makes them dangerous.

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Truman Lewis
Truman has been a bureau chief and correspondent in D.C., Los Angeles, Phoenix and elsewhere, reporting for radio, television, print and news services, for more than 30 years. Most recently, he has reported extensively on health and consumer issues for ConsumerAffairs.com and FairfaxNews.com.