Dan Rather Reports: The Mysterious Case of Kevin Xu
Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather makes a trip to Nigeria after investigating the mysterious case of Kevin Xu, a convicted counterfeiter who had a wide array of prescription drugs ready for sale. The new footage shows the global nature of the counterfeit trade, where counterfeiters can take actions that directly affect others they have never met thousands of miles away.
Rather explores the back alleys of a Nigerian marketplace with Dr. Paul Orhii, the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, or NAFDAC, where often times the small pharmacists are unknowingly pushing bad medicine.
See the press release here, and a short video on YouTube, where a pharmacy selling a fake drug is caught on camera. Don't forget to watch the show on HDNet this Tuesday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET. There will be an encore at 11:00 p.m. ET the same day, and a downloadable video file in iTunes.