Swine-Flu Spam

As the recession lingers and swine flu spreads, it appears that the antiviral drug Tamiflu has now surpassed Viagra as the most commonly spammed drug on the internet. Of course, most of this internet-peddled Tamiflu is likely counterfeit. Maybe that’s good news, since it’s been theorized that widespread use of Tamiflu could result in more drug-resistant flu strains as the drug accumulates in the water supply. [%comments]


Eric M. Jones

I am puzzled why any drug counterfeiter would use rat poison instead of cheaper ingredients. This would be poor economics.

But perhaps the writer used the phrase "rat-poison" very broadly. Many relatively harmless chemicals such as calcium sulphate (Plaster of Paris). Indeed, there are many substances that kill rats but benefit humans such as vitamins D, vitamin D3 and vitamin D2 which are used as rodenticides. Coumarin (aka Warfarin) is a common rat poison with great benefits for blood thining in humans.

Levi

Anyone else find it eerie how much Eric knows about rat poison?

Phyxius

@Levi,
Yes. You are not going crazy.

Mike

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The site also offers to supply customers with a free supply of 400IU for their children and it also has a good newsletter.
best regards

Danny

It is really surprising that people are being duped by fraud people for buying swine flu medicines. I will urge people not to be scared by all this media hype as swine flu is not bigger than our regular influenza. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. There might not be any vaccine available right now to protect against novel H1N1 virus. But there are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. See this video if you I any doubts:
http://www.videomd.com/H1N1SwineFlu-fv-3963.aspx