Man arrested for making fake Viagra, Cialis
A man has been arrested in east China's Zhejiang Province for making
millions of pills of fake erectile dysfunction drugs Viagra and
Cialis, local police said Friday.
A total of 280,000 tablets of fake Viagra and 1.41 million fake
Cialis, worth 238 million yuan (29 million U.S. dollars) on the
market, have been seized, according to the Public Security Bureau of
Wang Weiping, a legal person of the Kangdeli Health Care Co. Ltd
in Xinchang County of Shaoxing City, was arrested in Hangzhou, capital
of Zhejiang, on early morning of Nov. 16 last year, police said.
Wang was suspected of making and selling fake drugs, police said.
Wang's workshop and equipment to make fake drugs was seized later
in Guannan County, Lianyungang City of Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang's
Wang was taken into custody for five months in 2003, also on the
same charges as this time, police said.
Currently, local police and drug administration officials are
looking further into the case in a hope to root out the network of
manufacturing and selling fake drugs.
Viagra is produced by the New York-based Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Limited and Cialis is manufactured by Indianapolis-based Lilly Icos
LLC. Both are well-known drugs to treat impotence. Enditem