UK raids net £180,000 worth of counterfeit drugs.

Police and officials from the UK Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) executed search warrants in Bristol on March 1, confiscating £180,000-worth ($270,000) of counterfeit medicines as well as cannabis plants valued at £40,000-£60,000.

A number of suspected counterfeit medicinal products were uncovered in the raids, including product presented as the erectile dysfunction treatments Levitra (vardenafil) from Bayer, Pfizer’s Viagra (sildenafil) and Eli Lilly’s Cialis (tadalafil), as well as other medicines such as the sedative diazepam.

Two men aged 23 and 28 have been arrested in connection with the case.

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