Homeopathic product recalled for having actual medicine


I know what you’re thinking: this is some kind of hilarious Onion article. Well, it isn’t. This actually happened. A company in Ferndale, Washington is recalling 56 of its products after FDA tests found traces of penicillin in it:

“FDA has determined that these products have the potential to contain penicillin or derivatives of penicillin, which may be produced during the fermentation process,” the agency said.

So, it turns out that Terra-Medica was accidentally making medicine while manufacturing sugar pills. Sure, it was a total freak accident, but it kind of puts their whole industry in perspective. How many other products, that would otherwise be harmless because of the actual content (a statistically negligible amount of X), have dangerous additives inside simply because the industry is completely unregulated? I bet you never thought consuming a bottle of sugar pills could be dangerous, did you?

Here’s hoping the headline alone will make people realize what a deadly scam fake medicine is; especially when they accidentally put real stuff in there!

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