Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Feds say druggist sold counterfeit Viagra

The RCMP have charged a Toronto-area pharamacist and two of his companies with selling counterfeit Viagra.

It was not immediately clear whether the drug was chemically identical to Pfizer's famous blue pill (active ingredient: sildenafil citrate) or whether it worked.

In a statement announcing the charges, Health Canada described the drug as counterfeit and said the pharmacist was accused of violating the Food and Drugs Act and its regulations. In a separate statement, the Ontario College of Pharmacists described the offence as "the alleged importing, packaging and distribution of a drug containing [an] unapproved version of Viagra." ...more

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