HANGZHOU, Jan. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- A man has been arrested in east China's
Zhejiang Province for making millions of pills of fake erectile dysfunction
drugs Viagra and Cialis, local police said Friday.
A total of 280,000 tablets of fake Viagra and 1.41 million fake Cialis,
worth 238 million yuan (29 million U.S. dollars) on the market, have been
seized, according to the Public Security Bureau of Shaoxing City.
Wang Weiping, a legal person of the Kangdeli Health Care Co. Ltd in Xinchang County
of Shaoxing City, was arrested in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang, on
early morning of Nov. 16 last year, police said.
Wang was suspected of making and selling fake drugs, police said.
Wang's workshop and equipment to make fake drugs was seized later in
Guannan County, Lianyungang City of Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang's neighboring
Wang was taken into custody for five months in 2003, also on the same
charges as this time, police said.
Currently, local police and drug administration officials are looking further
into the case in a hope to root out the network of manufacturing and
selling fake drugs.
Viagra is produced by the New York-based Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Limited and
Cialis is manufactured by Indianapolis-based Lilly Icos LLC. Both are well-known
drugs to treat impotence. Enditem