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Spitzer to probe drug tampering

New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, who has made a career of investigating financial irregularities among banks, mutual funds and insurance firms, is now targeting drug wholesalers for potential drug tampering and mislabeling.

In a television appearance April 10, Spitzer said investigators were looking at “pricing and the integrity of drugs, whether or not there are drugs that are being adulterated, that are being tampered with. . .” He said the potential problems were due to “porous holes” in the drug distribution process.

When asked if he believed there were “fake” or “diluted” drugs in the supply chain, Spitzer responded: “There certainly are some. The question is to what magnitude.” —Arnie Orloski

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