China cracks down on counterfeiters

  title={China cracks down on counterfeiters},
  author={Paul G. Mooney},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
  • P. Mooney
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Education
  • Nature Medicine
The sign on the front door describes the venue as an ‘adult shop’, a euphemism that adorns the plethora of small sex shops that dot China’s capital. But step inside and you’ll find a miniature drugstore carrying more than 60 medicines aimed at increasing male virility—each one likely to be a counterfeit. The medicines—some of which cost upwards of 750 renminbi ($110)—are locked behind a sliding glass door. I ask the store clerk if she sells Pfizer’s Viagra, and the young woman, decked out in a… 

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