The Counterfeit Cialis Menace in UK

cialis tabletsIn the United Kingdom’s official supply chain, some mock versions of Cialis(Tadalafil) have been known to come up from time to time.  Counterfeits are a real problem and the problem has been growing ever since mock versions of ranitidine (Zantac) were discovered in 1994.

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency(MHRA) issues drug alerts from time to time so that the healthcare professionals could be informed about counterfeits. It is no surprise that Cialis and Viagra and amongst the most counterfeited pharmaceuticals in the UK today.

The MHRA is constantly monitoring the situation and doing great service to the people by continually eliminating counterfeiting practices in UK – but the problem is far from over. There are 2 kinds of problems – one type of the forged drugs look the same but contain nothing but materials like chalk and talcum, whereas some found in certain developing nations sometimes contain  dangerous substance in them or sometimes they do not have the main ingredient in them but in disproportionate quantities that can cause dangerous side effects,

Lily ICOS has established a free advice line and at times of ‘fake drug alerts’, the patients have been requested to give their medicine back to their pharmacy. It has also been told to the patients that there are chances that they may not see any benefit from the medicine or that they might experience an unusually long and uncomfortable erection with its intake and therefore they should ask for medical help.

Lily ICOS has given immense stress on the statement that “genuine Cialis is not affected by the matter”, so that this news does not spoil the name of its product. The launch of Cialis in the United Kingdom took place in early 2003 and holds a sizable share in the market for medicines treating erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil (Viagra) which is Pfizer manufactured, is the biggest competition of Cialis.

Director General of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, Dr. Richard Barker asserted counterfeiting demands the need for the greatest vigilance and scrutiny and online buyers must exercise great caution.

5% to 7% of the world pharmaceutical market today is affected by the increasing problem of forged medicines. Developing countries such as Pakistan and Nigeria are facing this problem to a much greater extent and a large percentage of their pharmaceutical market is filled with forged medicines.

UK has been at the forefront of fighting counterfeiters and is a strong participant in the PANGEA operation that is conducted by the Interpol with support from dozens of participating nations. At erectiledysfunctionclinics.co.uk, we have been approached by some offshore organizations to feature shady stuff, but we refused. Our mission is to be the flag bearer of the highest standards of online medicine information and that cannot be compromised under any circumstances. Safety First Always!


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