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Three Arrested In Japan For ¥320 Million Cancer Diagnostic Kit Fraud

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Tokyo police arrested three people for violating pharmaceutical affairs law and selling unapproved drugs without a permit. One suspect is the president of a Tokyo-based medical service company and another is president of a Kobe-based importer. The suspects claimed the diagnostic kit, imported from Hong Kong, can tell whether a person has cancer by using urine samples. By the time of arrest, they had sold 180,000 kits and made profit of ¥320 million. According to the authorities, the kit is made of mercury and nickel and has no proven effects. (Click here for more - Japanese language) "Three Arrested For Cancer Test Kit Fraud" - Sankei News (7/18/08)



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