As injectable drugs continue to become more lucrative for counterfeiters, we can expect to see more fake drugs in the future, the payroll tax negotiations are almost wrapped up with a few concessions yet to be made and the Greek debt crisis continues. This and more in this week’s Week in Pictures.
This undated photo provided by Genentech shows a counterfeit package for the cancer drug Avastin. The maker of Avastin is warning doctors and patients about counterfeit vials of the product distributed in the U.S. Roche’s Genentech unit says the fake products do not contain the key ingredient in Avastin, which is used to treat cancers of the colon, lung, kidney and brain.(AP Photo/Genentech)
President Barack Obama greets members of the audience after speaking about his fiscal 2013 federal budget and his education initiatives, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A protester wearing a Greek flag sits in front of riot police during a rally outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. The leaders of the two parties backing Greece’s coalition government called on their deputies Saturday to back legislation that calls for harsh new austerity measures – essential if Greece is to get a new bailout deal worth euro 130 billion ($171.6 billion) and stave off bankruptcy. As of February 16, European officals were hopeful that an accord will be reached soon. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
A Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) official examines the bomb site in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Two explosions boomed through a busy neighborhood in the Thai capital Tuesday, three Iranian citizens are in custody with questions being raised on whether they were targeting Israeli diplomats. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, gestures during a news conference announcing the new Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Report, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at HHS in Washington. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta)
A man walks past pictures of, from left, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari, displayed outside the Parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday, Feb 16, 2012. The Presidents of Afghanistan and Iran convened in Pakistan for a three-way summit that is expected to focus on specific steps Islamabad can take to facilitate peace talks with the Afghan Taliban. The translation of Arabic inscription is “There is no God only Allah, Mohammed is the messenger of Allah.” (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses while talking about an accord on the payroll tax cut negotiations, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Fedruary 16, a bipartisan agreement was reached with Republican lawmarkers publicly stating that it will not help the economy much.The agreement halted a huge cut to physicians who treat Medicare patients and locked up a tax cut for 160 million workers as well as continued jobless benefits for millions of others. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)