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Millions at risk from fake medicines smuggled into UK


Packets of fake pills are being smuggled into high-street chemists and sold as real medicines that prevent heart attacks or fight cancer, putting the lives of millions of British patients at risk.

Criminal gangs that cut their teeth selling fake Viagra on the internet and went on to push dummy drugs in poor countries are now suspected of infiltrating the supply of medicines in the developed world.

By Paul Rodgers
2 November 2008

Read the full story at independent.co.uk.

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