The study was carried out by Curtin University, Murdoch University and the University of Adelaide which found 90 per cent of 26 widely available medicines tested were not fit for human consumption.
Half contained illegal substances, including toxic metals, prescription medication, stimulants
Some contained arsenic, lead, Viagra, rat poison and DNA of endangered species
Curtin University lead researcher Professor Michael Bunce said the results were shocking.
“Half of them have illegal ingredients in them, we’ve determined from DNA, half of them have got pharmaceuticals added to them that are clearly synthetic in nature and have not come from natural compounds,” he said. “Another proportion of them have heavy metals beyond the safe ingestion recommendations … 90 per cent of them are really not fit for human consumption.”
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