Herper, Matthew
February 2006
Forbes Asia;2/13/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p18
The article presents information on the seizure of shipments of pills ordered online in San Francisco, California in December 2005. The confiscated pills were labeled as generic Tamiflu and has been high in demand because it could help contain a bird flu pandemic. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration discovered that the illegal shipment of foreign drugs into the U.S. via the Internet are labeled as Canadian, which are in fact from various countries that do not regulate drug safety.


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