Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Indian generic version of Sofosbuvir - China captures 12 smugglers

China captures 12 smugglers of Indian pharmaceuticals
Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-24 18:48:38|Editor: ying
CHANGCHUN, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese police have detained 12 people for smuggling and selling Indian-made treatments for hepatitis C and cancer, authorities said Wednesday.

Customs in Changchun, the capital city of China's Jilin Province, obtained information in November 2016 that five online stores may have smuggled Indian-made medications and sold them in China at a high price, according to Xu Zhaosha of Changchun customs
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Of Interest
The controversy over expensive new drugs for hepatitis C
Link to research and news articles addressing the high cost of hepatitis C drugs; insurance restrictions - private insurers/Medicaid - and availability of generic versions/India, Egypt and other lower-income countries or through online "buyers clubs"

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