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Communication/Conference: Warning in Switzerland on counterfeit hepatitis C medicines discovered in Israel

Communication/Conference: Warning in Switzerland on counterfeit hepatitis C medicines discovered in Israel

March 3rd, 2016 - www.swissmedic.ch

On March 3rd, 2016, Swissmedic, the Swiss Health agency, has issued a warning on counterfeit packs of the preparation Harvoni® discovered in Israel. This drug is dedicated to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults. The seized plastic bottles contain white film-coated tablets instead of yellow (genuine). These counterfeit drugs are originate in India and imported via a Swiss trading company.

This treatment is expensive in Switzerland and patients prefer to buy it on line. Swissmedic recalls to not purchase medicines from unknown sources and especially to be careful on the internet.