Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FDA News: GSK Works With eBay to Stop Online Counterfeit Alli Sales

The following news release was posted online at

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is working with eBay to remove online auctions of counterfeit Alli and inform consumers about potentially counterfeit product sold on similar websites.

eBay is removing auctions of the weight-loss drug Alli (orlistat) covered by the alert and asking sellers to review FDA communications to make sure they have legitimate Alli before relisting it for sale, Jack Christin Jr., eBay associate general counsel for government relations, said.

Pictures of counterfeit Alli samples of the packaging and product provided by GSK can be found at:

To learn more about technologies that can verify drugs in their unit of sale container without degradation or destruction, visit:

To read the entire FDANews news release, visit:

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