Chemi Pharmaceutical Found to Have Falsified Lab Reports
Coming as no surprise, a testing lab has been discovered to have falsified test results and now has their license suspended pending further investigation. Health Canada also warns companies who used Chemi Pharmceutical to do their testing, to decease sale of those product(s) until they can be tested and proven to be safe.
What may come as a shock is that Health Canada actually busted one of these corrupt companies – Yay! Health Canada! Consumers depend on testing companies to test and report honest findings. Unfortunately, manufacturers do not want to hear their product is unsafe and may have detrimental side effects and health hazards, so there is reason to wish to coax the testing company to produce ‘safer’ reports on the products they are testing.
Time to crack down on testing labs and hold better accountability and keep corruption at bay. If it’s just a matter of money crossing palms then ANY pharmaceutical company and big name cosmetic & personal care company can easily sway results and the price tag for them is peanuts compared to their market potential. The penalty to having unsafe products on the market? Usually a warning letter, slap on the wrist and at most, a fine that barely registers as a payment for this big companies!
Congrats to Health Canada for finally cracking down and here’s to the first step in honest testing! What – Don’t trust testing labs for pharmaceutical products because the results may be falsified? Shocker!
Read Health Canada Warning Report: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2012/2012_184-eng.php