Latest Counterfeit Stories

Counterfeit Drugs Under The Microscope
2012-11-14 19:59:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online After publishing a paper earlier this week in the British Medical Journal on stopping the counterfeit medicine trade, a group of scientists has been barred from an upcoming World Health Organization meeting. An objection to their presence, which was raised by Indian officials, underlines the stark differences on how to handle the problem without hampering the legitimate trade of medicinal products. Reports on the incident...

The Dangers Of Counterfeit Airbags
2012-10-10 14:30:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are a few things in life worth paying full price for, such as safety equipment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a report today warning Americans that their replacement airbags may be counterfeit and, as such, dangerously flawed. The NHTSA gave a press conference earlier today wherein they announced the results of a round of tests that they put several airbags through. While the risk...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.