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More Than Half Of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Sold Online In Japan Fakes

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

A survey revealed that over 55 percent of erectile dysfunction drugs sold over the internet targeting Japanese customers are counterfeits. Conducted from December 2008 to April 2009, the survey is a joint project of four drug makers of Viagra (sildenafil), Levitra (vardenafil) and Cialas (tadalafil): Pfizer, Bayer Yakuhin, Eli Lilly Japan and Nippon Shinyaku. The companies analyzed drug samples ordered from 30 websites that are based in domestic locations and 30 sites in Thailand targeting Japanese customers. The results show that the majority of the counterfeits are imports from Thailand, accounting for 67.8 percent, and fake ED drugs purchased inside Japan account for 43.6 percent. The quality of the counterfeits also vary; some contain more or less active ingredients and others have no active ingredients at all. (Click here for more - Japanese language



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