Monday, March 9, 2009

BBC: Seized Drugs 'Were Counterfeit'

The following story about a major counterfeit drug raid in the UK was posted on the BBC Online. This story illustrates how pervasive and relatively common counterfeit and fraudulent medications are becoming within communities and everyday life within developed countries:

More than £250,000 of counterfeit, unlicensed and withdrawn medicines have been seized during raids in Stoke-on-Trent, the drug regulatory agency said.

A woman aged 50 was bailed on suspicion of illegally selling prescription drugs after the morning raids on Tuesday, March 3rd.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said a couple in their 60s was being questioned.

It said the drugs were the "tip of the iceberg" of an expected multi-million-pound illegal online medicine business.

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