Between 25 September and 2 October, Interpol coordinated agencies in roughly 100 countries in an effort to combat counterfeit and illegal medical products. Operation Pangea V resulted in the worldwide shutdown of more than 18,000 illegal pharmacy websites, eighty arrests, and the seizure of over USD$10 million worth of pharmaceuticals worldwide. The pharmacy websites pose a risk to public health and safety by distributing unregulated counterfeit products without prescriptions. The sites also pose a risk for identity theft or credit card fraud.
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