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Japan Pharmas Enlist Government In Fight Against Fake Drugs

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Japanese drug makers, including subsidiaries of multinational corporations, are in the forefront of an effort to crack down on the spread of counterfeit drugs in the country. Some of the major makers count success in getting Japanese authorities to block the trade in counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs in the past two years. The effort led to 123,000 fake Pfizer Viagra (sildenafil citrate) pills alone to be seized. A Japanese professor notes the spread of fake drugs could cause a loss of credibility for genuine medicines. (Click here for more

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