Lebanon’s Health Minister Mohammed Khalife announced that 9 pharmacies and 4 medical warehouses have been closed down due to involvement in the smuggling of counterfeit drugs . Plavix was listed as the most prominent brand that was counterfeited and smuggled. The names of the pharmacies were not revealed .

Khalife said during a press conference that the counterfeit medicine was subjected to analysis in France and Lebanon and the results showed it only has forty percent of the therapeutic value of the original medicine.

“Those that are offering the medicine to people know that it can lead to death ,” said Khalife. Lebanon files

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