(The Hosting News) – The FDA recently shook up the internet by taking action against a large number of websites accused of acting as “illegal online pharmacies.”
Overall, the operation netted medicines worth $41,104,386 globally and seized websites. The FDA also issued regulatory warnings.
“Illegal online pharmacies put American consumers’ health at risk by selling potentially dangerous products. This is an ongoing battle in the United States and abroad, and the FDA will continue its criminal law enforcement and regulatory efforts,” commented the FDA’s John Roth via a press release.
Known as “Pangea VI,” the operation was carried out in a total of 99 countries and just some of the medicines included Avandaryl, Gnereic Celebrex, Levitra Super Fore and Clozapine.
Some of the websites even included fake certifications to give consumers the impression they were legitimate. Others also gave off the impression they were affiliated with U.S.-based pharmacy retail stores.
Overall, 1,677 of more than 9 thousand involved websites were shut down. “The agency is pleased to participate in Operation Pangea to protect consumers and strengthen relationships with international partners who join in this fight,” Roth also noted.