Medsafe highlights the dangers of purchasing medicines over the internet

Medsafe is reminding New Zealanders of the dangers of purchasing medicines online from overseas, following a global week of action led by INTERPOL.

For the tenth time Medsafe with New Zealand Customs recently participated in the annual international initiative known as Operation PANGEA, to highlight the illicit trade in medicines around the world.

Customs targets incoming international mail suspected to contain prescription medicines, with thousands of interceptions each year being referred to Medsafe for assessment.

Read the full article on the Ministry of Health website here.

Issue: 
29 September 2017

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