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Illegal Distribution of Medicines, Placenta and Whitening Injections

15:20 April 13, 2017 replay time01:30

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A large number of dealers illegally distributing medicines, such as placenta injections, which have become increasingly popular, and people who purchased and used them were caught.

The illegal transaction of these medicines amounts to several billion won.

Lee Jun-heum has more.


The squad takes over the drug distributor’s warehouse.

Drawers are full of imitation drugs for curing erectile dysfunction.

<Sound at the scene> "(Are they original?) No. (Are they imitation drugs?) Yes."

The squad opened a package and found a pile of Laennec injections, also known as placenta injections.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has caught Yoon, aged 56, for the charge of illegally distributing various types of these medicines, which amount to 610 million won.

People who have purchased the medicines from Yoon have also been arrested. They consisted of former or present nurses and housewives, and were charged for using the products for themselves or administrating them to others as nutrients.

They are prescription medicines that require a doctor’s prescription, but they were being used in illegal procedures through quacks that are often called Lady Injections.

<Yoo Myeong-jong / Criminal Investigation Office of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety> "In hospitals and clinics, the patient would have to pay 30,000-50,000 won for a shot. But through the Lady Injection, it costs relatively less, about 10,000-15,000 won so…"

Ten others, including the wholesaler, Han, aged 49, were caught as well, for selling over 900 items, including the “Trodon Injection,” which is used as a painkiller, amounting to 790 million won in value to non-licensed retailers.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety warned that if non-licensed individuals treat with prescription medicine, the danger from lack of care and side effects is serious.

Lee Jun-heum reporting for Yonhap News TV.

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