Eight shipments of unauthorized coronavirus medication seized at Port of Seattle

Aug 17 2020, 11:10 pm

There’s been an increase in seizures of unauthorized influenza treatments being marked to treat COVID-19 in the Seattle area.

Since the beginning of July, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers and Agriculture Specialists in Seattle have seized a total of eight unauthorized shipments, which “came from both express consignment shipments as well as passengers at the airport and totaled 2,376 pills.”

“In the midst of the pandemic, it pains me to see companies willing to sell modern day, placebo-effect remedies, just to make some extra money at the expense of the American people,”  Seattle Area Port Director Clay Thomas said in a press release. “CBP works every day to keep American consumers safe from false and misleading medical claims.”

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