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More illegal medicines being stopped at border

National News // May 3, 2019

Customs officers are seizing more and more illegal pharmaceutical drugs – leading to concerns of safety.

pixabay More illegal medicines being stopped at border

Three times the number of drugs were stopped last year than the year before.

The main drugs were for erectile dysfunction, sleeping pills and diet medicine. Many of the drugs are from eastern Europe and Asia.

The government agency, Swissmedic, is warning drugs bought online can be a health risk.


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