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The two countries had already seized the irregular products, which were sold for up to US $ 2,500 a unit through social networks

EFE / EPA / OPEN SULTAN / ArchiveIn the case of Mexico, a harmless but ineffective substance against Covid-19 was placed in bottles with counterfeit Pfizer labels

The American pharmaceutical company Pfizer confirmed on Thursday, 21, that they were apprehended in the Mexico and on Poland false doses of your vaccine against Covid-19. In the case of Mexico, the seizure took place on February 17 at a clandestine clinic that kept the fake drug, although harmless, in beer refrigerators. According to Mexican government spokesman Hugo Lopez-Gatell, the substance was being sold for up to $ 2,500 a unit via social media, with at least 80 people paying to receive the injection. Poland, on the other hand, did not disclose details of its seizure, but Pfizer clarified that the substance found in the counterfeit bottles was actually a cosmetic product, probably used for the treatment of wrinkles. The company said it was working in partnership with governments, suppliers and healthcare professionals to combat the illegal trade in the immunizer. “We are aware that in the current environment in which we live – stimulated by the ease and convenience of electronic commerce, as well as by the anonymity of the internet – there will be an increase in the number of frauds, counterfeits and other illegal activities related to vaccines and treatments against The Covid-19“, Concluded the pharmaceutical company.

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