Worldwide crackdown on illegal meds

A worldwide crackdown on fake or illicit medications destined for online sale has resulted in millions of pills and other medications being seized in over 100 countries.

138,000 of the pills, poppers and other meds were seized here in Canada as part of Operation Pangea. The medications claim to enhance sex drive, allow users to lose weight, or manage conditions such as diabetes or thyroid problems.

Project manager for Interpol Canada, Mark Mulligan, says a lot of people buy these items online because it's easy, anonymous, and they're cheaper than legitimate products. And he says, the products are risky, and potentially even fatal.

"It's dangerous, you don't know what you're getting," he says. "The products [available] online are not tested; they don't meet safety standards."

So far, no arrests have been made in Canada in connection with the operation. More than 200 arrests have been made elsewhere.

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  1. GT posted on 05/22/2014 07:07 PM
    What should be made illegal is the outrageous prices we pay for Pharma products. The Pharma's push the prices to the extreme with government reimbursements. They tell the world it's to reinvest in new drugs but that's bull did anyone see the obscene salaries and rewards the CEOs and the management teams get for the overpriced drugs they sucker the governmemts to pay for? Wake up people we are all being taken for a ride by the major drug companies. Especially the one near the dorval circle.
  2. ric posted on 05/22/2014 10:07 PM
    What idiot would buy drugs on the internet? How stupid are these people?
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