News Friday January 23, 2015

Canadian police discover fake Viagra from China

Canadian mounties intercepted a package that led them to a warehouse packed with fake Viagra, Reuters reports.

There, the police discovered more than one millions of dollars worth of counterfeit erectile dysfunction tablets, alongside clothes mimicking brands such as Armani and Adidas. Investigators say the fake Viagra and clothes were originally sourced from China. As well as actual pills, there were large numbers of counterfeit boxes, in which the Viagra could be sold. A 56 year old man was arrested and will appear in court on June 10th over the crime.

Todd Gilmore, of the Royal Mounted Police, told Reuters illegal businesses were profiting from illicit activities such as these "without regard for the health and safety of Canadians, or the negative impact their activities have on the Canadian economy and legitimate business."

China is known to be a hotspot for the manufacture of counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs. Officials from the government department, the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), have reported some success in cracking down on counterfeiters. Nonetheless, Hou Yiliang, of the SFDA, has stated: "We have studied and implemented various measures against fake drugs, but the high profits of fake [drug] making still stimulate people to do so." One professor, at a pharmaceutical university in North East China, told the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) that deterrents should be stronger – at present, he said the rewards of counterfeiting outweigh the potential punishments.

It is only ever safe to buy erectile dysfunction treatments that are branded, genuine, and which come from legitimate sources.

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