Counterfeit Viagra and other counterfeit drugs for impotence were seized
In a joint activity of the Department of Enforcement and Supervision of the Ministry of Health with the police officers of the Sharet station (Tel Aviv), an enforcement operation was carried out in stores, in which there was a suspicion that there was a sale of drugs and preparations that were not approved and counterfeit for impotence.
In two sex-shop businesses, on Finn Street in a business called "Erosenter" and in another business called Stop, on Menachem Begin Street in Tel Aviv, many unidentifiable and counterfeit products for impotence were seized.
Criminal files were opened against the two businesses, while the Ministry of Health is conducting disciplinary proceedings against these businesses, while for the “Erosenter” shop an administrative closure order was issued by the Tel Aviv district physician and a disciplinary procedure is held against the second business.
The Health Ministry has repeatedly warned that Viagra pills are only allowed to be bought at pharmacies, following a doctor’s examination and receipt of a prescription from the doctor.
The Ministry of Health supervises the production, storage and transport conditions of each drug to maintain the quality of the product. Unregulated production conditions, poor quality of raw materials, and transport and storage can cause health risks due to non- supervision of doses uniformity, stability of the product, and potential entry of contaminants into the product. These supervision procedures do not apply to counterfeit products and therefore their quality and quality is not known, and their risk the users.
Using counterfeit Viagra, which is given and taken without medical supervision, exposes the patient to high and unknown doses and life-threatening side effects.