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Internet supplier of fake Viagra is ordered to pay back £14.4m

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3103 (Published 30 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3103
  1. Clare Dyer
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A British fraudster who sold fake sildenafil (Viagra) and slimming pills over the internet has been ordered to pay back a record £14.4m after one of the biggest investigations to be undertaken by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Southwark Crown Court in London ordered Martin Hickman, 52, to pay the sum within six months or face a further 10 years in prison.

Investigators found that he had acquired extensive assets, including a house in Ashton under Lyne, Staffordshire, several luxury flats, …

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