Seoul Pharmacists Charged with Fake Drugs

Seoul Police arrested pharmacists on suspicion of selling fake pills that could cause heart attack.

The Korea Times reported that the Seoul metropolitan Police Agency fifteen pharmacists for allegedly selling fake erectile dysfunction drugs with known side effects of heart attack. The police reported that each pill was purchased for 2,000 won ($1.75) and resold to consumers for 15,000 – 18,000 ($13-$16) won apiece. If convicted, first time offenders face a fine of up to 5 million won (approximately $4,400) and a business suspension for 15 days.