US FDA warns over 1,000 illegal online medicine sellers

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June 19, 2015 4:35 PM

Also seizes illegal drugs and medical devices sold through these websites

Also seizes illegal drugs and medical devices sold through these websites

The US Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters and held potentially dangerous, unapproved medicines and medical devices from more than 1,050 websites worldwide.

The FDA has seized illegal drugs and medical devices received through international mail facilities in Chicago, Miami and New York. The drugs seized include some purported to be the generic versions of FDA-approved drugs like Nolvadex, Meridia, Valium, Truvada and Advair Diskus.

Reportedly, the devices sold illegally through websites included colon care products and dermal fillers. The health regulator stated that the illegal sale of such products and drugs caused not only health risks but also put the consumers at risk of credit card fraud, identity theft and computer viruses.

Reportedly, the crackdown is a part of the INTERPOL-led International Internet Week of Action (IIWA), an endeavour to fight the unauthorised sale and distribution of illegal and counterfeit medical products.

Source: Reuters

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