PPB's Intellectual Property Enforcement Task Force Seeks Tips for Illegal COVID-19 Treatments

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March 31, 2020 09:18

  

The mission of the Intellectual Property Crime Task Force is to investigate, enforce and educate the public regarding counterfeit merchandise, with an emphasis on products that affect public Health & Safety.

Hydroxychloroquine is approved by the FDA and prescribed for the treatment of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. While Chloroquine is approved and used as an anti- malarial treatment, these drugs are only available through prescription and cannot be purchased over-the-counter.

Anyone with information of sales of these drugs and/or drugs reporting to be COVID-19 treatments should report the sales to one of the following Law Enforcement agencies:
* FBI's Internet Crimes Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov,
* Crime Stoppers of Oregon http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/sitemenu.aspx?ID=823&

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