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Updated: 11/28/2017 08:30:00AM

FDA raids Fla. stores that consumers use to buy drugs from Canada

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The Food and Drug Administration last month sent criminal investigation agents with search warrants into nine storefronts across Central Florida that help customers order drugs from pharmacies in Canada and overseas at big discounts.

The agents notified the store owners that importing drugs from foreign countries is illegal and that those helping to “administer” such medicines could face fines or jail time.

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