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04-16-2006, 01:12 AM #1
fakes in almost everything - even EGGS!
Check this out. Couldn't even imagine someone faking eggs, eggs being rather common here in N/A....
04-16-2006, 01:16 AM #2
hey...i visit that website often too....i love it....fake eggs from China....don't forget they even have copycat cars......they are the piracy king...
04-16-2006, 01:22 AM #3Originally Posted by badrad
That will make many people think twice before getting anything Made In China. Wow going through all that trouble just to do eggs. You think they make any fake Toyota's? not
04-16-2006, 08:46 AM #4
o....they even fake mercedes....same website....Honda, Toyota, Daewoo/Chevy and also BMW...they fake it all...
04-16-2006, 12:55 PM #5Originally Posted by **KZ**
I've seen counterfeit bolts, that are labeled as being higher strength (fake stampings) that fail under stress and causing accidents.
It the fake egg story, the cause for concern is although it cooks and tastes like real eggs, there are chemicals used that are potential health hazards if taken too often. (ie. alum)
Last edited by badrad; 04-16-2006 at 12:57 PM.
04-16-2006, 01:05 PM #6
Its strange b/c so much fake things come from China, a communist country. Seems like there are so many entrepeneurs and innovators. In the USA the capatalist king of the world there are much less fakes so it would seem much less blackmarketteers. Then again laws are much stricter in the USA...
04-16-2006, 06:22 PM #7
I once read a saying from a newspaper....and no offence to China....it says "China...everything is fake except burglars".
04-16-2006, 06:46 PM #8Originally Posted by iso300
04-16-2006, 06:50 PM #9
worst fake is medicine.
Most fake drugs originated from India, china, and russia
Fake medicines flood local market
Up to 20% of the medicines sold in South Africa are fakes or stolen and are almost impossible to distinguish from the real thing.
The problem is so serious that the Department of Health has a four-man team investigating fake medicines. But so far, there has been only one successful prosecution in South Africa - that of three Potchefstroom pharmacists who were fined between R20 000 and R300 000 in March for distributing R50-million in stolen and counterfeit medicines.
Counterfeit drugs are defined as medicines produced by fraudulent pharmaceutical laboratories that often contain incorrect amounts of the active ingredients, if any at all, or contain the incorrect active ingredients - making them potentially lethal or completely useless.
Dr Marc Blockman, consultant clinical pharmacist at the University of Cape Town , estimated that up to 20% of drugs sold in the country were counterfeit.
"We are certainly aware that 20% of the drugs in the country are counterfeit or stolen," he said.
Bobby Hamman, head of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa's Drug Wise programme, said fake and stolen medicines resulted in losses of up to R2-billion every year in the R14.5-billion industry.
The fakes that have been detected in South Africa include:
Well-known prescription pain tablets;
A pain syrup for babies;
Insulin used by diabetics;
Anti-fungal medication prescribed to Aids patients;
Cholesterol control medication;
Stomach cramp medication;
Hormone replacement therapy medication; and
The anti-impotence drug, Viagra.
Copies shown to the Sunday Times by the Medicines Control Council last week were so good that it was impossible to detect the fakes. Differences ranged from slight variations in indentations in the plastic capsules to minuscule variations in the boxes that contained them.
Said Russell Coote, head of the medical compliance unit at the Department of Health: "You can never tell a good or perfect counterfeit; you can only tell the bad . . . It takes a trained eye to discover them and even pharmacists can be surprised to learn they are carrying counterfeit stock."
Coote - the head of the four-member team charged with investigating cases of fake and stolen medicines countrywide - said the major exporters of fake medicines were India and Pakistan.
The drugs are brought into South Africa through Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland, according to Eshetu Wondemagegnehu of the World Health Organisation in Geneva .
Klaus Weber, who investigates fake medicine trafficking for multinational pharmaceutical companies, said the drugs get onto the shelves via pharmacists and dispensing doctors who buy them from crooked wholesalers .
But while the problem is huge, the public had not been alerted because pharmaceutical companies considered it damaging to their business, said Wondemagegnehu .
"The real problem is that nobody wants to disclose the information because it affects their sales and their share price," he said.
Maureen Kirkman, head of scientific and regulatory affairs at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association, said the counterfeiting of medicines was an "almost-perfect crime".
"The counterfeiting industry is like the Mafia: the rewards are big. Either the patient dies or doesn't know they have taken counterfeit drugs," she said.
04-16-2006, 06:50 PM #10
... dunno how i double posted
04-16-2006, 07:10 PM #11
You just got excited, cooler man?
Lots of 'fake' goods can be erm... good, provided they can match the original, meaning that if they could be synthetically produced, could help solve the problem of undersupply. Aspects from which this can lend a help is such as in the fields of medicine as in organs or food stuff, especially during emergencies.
The only trouble is the need for stringent quality control - the WHO have enough to deal with worldwide already.
04-17-2006, 12:01 AM #12
I was also shocked today with fake batteries. >.<
04-17-2006, 12:26 AM #13Originally Posted by wilfredlgf
fakes are differenct beasts.
04-17-2006, 12:42 AM #14
04-17-2006, 12:44 AM #15Originally Posted by cooler
04-17-2006, 07:09 PM #16
i guess this is getting really stereotypical...
lets put it into perspective,,,,
the population density is ENOURMOUS..
if someone were to do soemthing (fake eggs l0l) chances are, it could be a chinese person....
04-18-2006, 02:51 PM #17
haha, i'm guilty of loving fake things
on a recent trip to nyc i returned with a fake rolex, sunglasses, purse for sister. you gotta love it
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