Illegal Ozempic shipments enter US through e-commerce sales


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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers screen packages for counterfeit products at an international mail processing facility. (Photo: CBP/Glenn Fawcett) U.S. authorities say they have begun seizing illegal parcel shipments of the popular weight-loss drug Ozempic at ports of entry as smugglers take advantage of programs that expedite duty-free entry of small-dollar imports. Ozempic joins a soaring number of illegal medications, including synthetic drugs like fentanyl, entering the United States through e-commerce sales channels. Customs and Border Protection officers have confiscated 11 Ozempic-related shipments this year since February at DHL Express’ main sortation hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, the...