Monday, November 08, 2010

Websites selling counterfeit drugs, Health Canada warns

From CBC News:
Health Canada has identified three websites that are selling prescription drugs not authorized for sale in Canada, the agency said Wednesday.

The websites —, and — sell products containing references to brand names and resemble drugs that are approved for sale in Canada.

Health Canada said it suspects the products are counterfeit.

"This may lead consumers to believe they are purchasing drugs that have been reviewed for safety, efficacy and quality by Health Canada," the department said in a news release.

"It is important to note that counterfeit drugs may contain no active or unsuitable ingredients, or dangerous additives. To this end, counterfeit drugs may pose a higher risk than other forms of unauthorized drugs." ...more:

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