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More counterfeit newsChinese national Sengyang Zhou was arrested in Hawaii last week on charges of importing and linkurl:selling counterfeit drugs online,;http://www.2daydietshopping.com/ reminiscent of the story of another recently nabbed pharma faker, Kevin Xu, whose downfall is detailed in linkurl:a recent feature;http://www.the-scientist.com/2010/2/1/36/1/ in The Scientist. Image: Wikimedia commons, Tom VarcoZhou's wares included a fake version of the weight-loss pill Alli, and the fakes ar

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Mar 28, 2010
More counterfeit news
Chinese national Sengyang Zhou was arrested in Hawaii last week on charges of importing and linkurl:selling counterfeit drugs online,;http://www.2daydietshopping.com/ reminiscent of the story of another recently nabbed pharma faker, Kevin Xu, whose downfall is detailed in linkurl:a recent feature;http://www.the-scientist.com/2010/2/1/36/1/ in The Scientist.
Image: Wikimedia commons,
Tom Varco
Zhou's wares included a fake version of the weight-loss pill Alli, and the fakes are believed to cause headaches, anxiety, and other side effects, the linkurl:New York Times reported.;http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/26/business/26diet.html?adxnnl=1&ref=health&adxnnlx=1269867882-94L6b2lcpYvSrKgwGy/8fQ Undercover US investigators apparently met with Zhou in Thailand under the guise of wanting to sell his products, and then lured him to visit Hawaii, where he was arrested, linkurl:according to a CalorieLab blog.;http://calorielab.com/labnotes/tags/sengyang-zhou/ Zhou's accused accomplice, US citizen Qing Ming Hu, was also arrested for similar charges. Meanwhile, two separate European efforts have been launched to ensure the authenticity of prescription drugs, linkurl:according to FiercePharma Manufacturing,;http://www.fiercepharmamanufacturing.com/story/uk-groups-take-anti-counterfeiting-projects/2010-03-24?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal both...
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