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Bogus drugs and medical equipment abound in Europe

The covid-19 pandemic has provided opportunities for those selling fake merchandise on the internet, and a new report estimates that within the drug market, the loss of revenue due to fake commodities has grown to almost DKK 800bn.

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Online shopping has reached new heights during the covid-19 pandemic, and vendors selling bogus medical and medtech products have been no exception to this trend.

Fake products such as face masks and hand sanitizer are being sold at a massive scale, and in some cases, vaccines are being sold but never delivered.

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