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Communication/Conference: Dangerous and banned pharmaceutical products on sale on eBay

Communication/Conference: Dangerous and banned pharmaceutical products on sale on eBay

September 24th 2014 - www.safemedicines.org

According to the American channel ABC News on September 11th, dangerous and banned pharmaceutical products have been found on the eBay website. A private investigation reported the presence of illegal and dangerous slimming treatments containing sibutramine on the website. Sibutramine, used in treatments against obesity, was withdrawn from the American market by the FDA in 2010 due to its dangerosity for public health.
This investigation mirrors the campaign led by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to get Google to remove fake online pharmacies from the search results, to which Google responded by investing 250 million dollars to fight against illegal online pharmacies.