Raid in Umm el-Fahm leads to counterfeit drug arrest
ByJudy Siegel-Itzkovich
12 July 2012 17:15

The Health Ministry’s pharmaceutical crime department this week found that a "Chinese medicine clinic" in Umm el-Fahm claiming to market "natural diet products" in fact sold sibutramine, an illegal chemical that caused customers side effects. The ministry said on Thursday that the director of the clinic falsely claimed he was a "Chinese medicine doctor" and that he also sold erectile-dysfunction (impotence) preparations that were "counterfeit."

On Monday, the pharmaceutical crime unit and and the police raided the clinic, and the owner -- who had no documents to prove he was a doctor -- was arrested.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Woman weeping.
01 March 2014
New Worlds: Tell the whole truth

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 6 - 20
    Beer Sheva
    9 - 20
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 6 - 14
    Jerusalem
    7 - 17
    Haifa
  • 12 - 23
    Elat
    10 - 19
    Tiberias