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Fake viagra

Counterfeit Viagra

daniel buenoOral medications for erectile dysfunction (Viagra and Cialis) were the most frequently falsified drugs in the last few years, according to a survey conducted by Joseane Ames, of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, and by Daniele Zago Souza, of the Federal Police Department in Porto Alegre. They analyzed 610 reports of seizure related to counterfeit drugs, described as such after visual and laboratory analyses had been conducted by criminal experts. They also analyzed 371 reports of counterfeit drugs with another active principle. The reports had been prepared in the period from 2007 to 2010. Most of the reports (80%) referred to counterfeit versions of medications for impotence and of anabolic steroids. Some of the medical drugs – even the rarely counterfeited ones, such as imatinib (Glivec), which destroys tumors –contained no active ingredient. Half of the counterfeit drugs have been seized in the State of Paraná, 16% in the State of São Paulo and 6% in the State of Santa Catarina. No seizure was registered in the States of Acre, Espírito Santo, Pará, Paraíba, Piauí, Roraima, Sergipe and Tocantins (Revista de Saúde Pública, January).

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