Peru: Counterfeit Drugs Seized Near Hospital in San Juan de Miraflores

Posted on June 21, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Health, Peru, Police/Military Activity

From La Republica on June 21, 2013- Authorities seized around 700 kilos of counterfeit drugs in seven different pharmacies in near Maria Auxiliadora Hospital in San Juan de Miraflores. The operation was conducted by General Directorate of Medicine, Supplies, and Drugs (Digemid) of the Ministry of Health, the National Police, the National Superintendent of Tax Administration (Sunat), the Municipality of San Juan de Miraflores, and the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department College of Lima. The drugs seized were found to be in poor storage, in poor condition, without proper registration and labeling, and expired. In addition, they were selling medical samples, which is prohibited, along with several products of unknown origin. As a result, all seven pharmacies were forced to close. Read Article

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