CBP officers seize fake Tamiflu
U.S. Customs agents have seized 51 shipments of counterfeit Tamiflu, the antiviral drug being stockpiled around the world to prevent the spread of the avian flu to humans, at the Air Mail Facility in San Francisco. The agency said it was the first time it had seized fake Tamiflu pills.
The seizures were conducted with the assistance of the Food and Drug Administration, which has primary responsibility for drug imports. Preliminary lab tests conducted by the FDA found only trace amounts of the active ingredients in Tamiflu, Customs and Border Protection said. The pills were shipped from Asia and purchased via several Internet sites for personal use.