"Each day, about two out of every 100 prescriptions filled at pharmacies around the country are for drugs that have never -- repeat, never -- been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
These unapproved drugs often make unsubstantiated claims not supported by scientific data or laboratory testing. Many of them are wrongly deemed safe and are often incorrectly labeled as "generics." None of them has ever seen the light of an FDA laboratory.Read complete article using link above
As a result, patients often end up taking drugs unaware that by doing so they are putting themselves at risk of a dangerous side-effect or potentially life-threatening adverse drug interaction."