An international offensive against thousands of online peddlers of counterfeit and illicit drugs has resulted in the seizure of some 3.75 million units with an estimated value of $10.5 million. Code-named Operation Pangea V to signify the global nature, the Sept. 25 to Oct. 2 initiative involved 100 countries and is the largest internet-based enforcement action of its kind to date. The FDA zeroed in on websites selling unapproved drugs, including drugs containing acne treatment isotretinoin, it said Thursday. It also seized unapproved Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate), misleadingly marketed on these sites as a generic, and Viagra (sildenafil citrate), sold without requiring a valid prescription.
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