New Zealand authorities warn against buying drugs on internet

Wellington – New Zealand health officials warned Thursday against buying medicines on the internet, saying subquality or counterfeit drugs for erectile dysfunction had been intercepted entering the country from India, China and Thailand.

Stephen McKernan, the director general of health, issued a specific warning about four products illegally promoted in Singapore for treating erectile dysfunction that had been found to contain dangerous levels of a prescription medicine used to treat diabetes.

24 April 2008

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