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Crackdown on Online Pharmacies Nets $41 Million in Drugs

Thousands of pharmacy websites that U.S. regulators said were selling illegal and potentially dangerous medications had $41 million of their products seized as part of an international sting.

The operation targeted more than 9,600 websites and shut down at least 1,677 and issued warnings to others, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement today. Many websites appeared to be part of an organized criminal network that claimed they were Canadian pharmacies, the FDA said. The agency didn’t name the companies or individuals involved in the sting.