Criminal activities of pharmacists
Illegal dispensing of drugs
Corruption in pharmaceutical industry
Blackmail involving drugs
Unfair pharmaceutical practices
Fraudulent pharmaceutical practices
In some countries pharmacists adhere strictly to regulations, whereas in others drugs which require prescriptions are available freely without such prescriptions, if only to regular customers. In Brazil, up to 1000 children are born each year with deformities due to misinformation and ignorance about the use of the drug Thalidomide as a cure for leprosy.