It is one horror story of many: A father injects his son with human
growth hormone, then discovers after the child complains of burning that the
vials contain inexpensive insulin. Investigators traced the vials, which the
father had purchased at a pharmacy in Orlando, Fla, to a large wholesaler.
That wholesaler had acquired the ostensible growth hormone only after the
shipment had been handled by three smaller distributors.
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