Peruvian Health Ministry worker shows the media seized counterfeit pills through a magnifying glass in Lima

 
Peruvian Health Ministry worker shows the media seized counterfeit pills through a magnifying glass in Lima
A Peruvian Health Ministry worker shows the media seized counterfeit pills through a magnifying glass in Lima August 5, 2010. Peru's Ministry of Health presented over 15 tons of fake, adulterated and expired medication that had been seized in different operations across the country since 2008 and are set to be destroyed, according to the ministry's press release. Latin America ranks second behind Asia as having the highest incidence of "pharmaceutical crime", according to the U.S.-based Pharmaceutical Security Institute. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)