Study: Counterfeit Pills in Mexican Pharmacies
We used the FTIR and test strips to conduct a mixed methods study of counterfeit pills sold at retail pharmacies in tourist-oriented areas of Northern Mexico. The paper is currently in revision at an academic journal, but you can read the pre-print here.
The Los Angeles Times did a similar investigation and independently found counterfeit pills sold at pharmacies. See coverage and follow-up, including a travel advisory by the U.S. State Department below.