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FDA fights Web pharmacies selling unapproved drugs

2 years ago October 06, 2012 Oct 6, 2012 Saturday, October 06 2012 Saturday, October 06, 2012 1:24:44 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is stepping up its fight against counterfeit and other potentially harmful medicine sold over the Internet.

The agency is ordering operators of about 4,100 websites to immediately stop selling unapproved medications to U.S. consumers.

The FDA has sent warning letters to three companies behind most of the websites. It's also seized some illegal medicines, filed civil and criminal charges against companies and people, and contacted Internet registrars and service providers, asking them to suspend the 4,100 websites.

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