Archive for 2005

Future of Nevada drug plan uncertain

A Tuesday opinion from Nevada Attorney General George Chanos cast doubt over a state program for importing cheap Canadian drugs but it remained unclear whether the program would be scuttled. ANJEANETTE DAMON 12/28/2005 Read the full story at rgj.com.

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Consumers Urged to Seek the VIPPS Seal When Buying Prescription Drugs Online

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 22, 2005 – In light of recent reports that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency seized imported counterfeit Tamiflu(R), drugstore.com, inc. (NASDAQ:DSCM), a leading online retailer of health, beauty, vision, and pharmacy products, reminds consumers to purchase prescription drugs over the Internet only at online pharmacies bearing the VIPPS(R) seal. Read…

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Customs agents seize tamiflu shipments

SAN FRANCISCO — Customs agents have intercepted more than 50 shipments of counterfeit Tamiflu, the antiviral drug being stockpiled in anticipation of a bird flu pandemic, marking the first such seizures in the U.S., authorities said Sunday. By Brian Skoloff, Associated Press December 18, 2005 Read the full story at latimes.com.

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Identity theft scams its way into Florence

Laura Cusaac of Florence has gotten phone calls with offers too good to be true – and just plain frightening. By Charles Tomlinson December 17, 2005 Read the full story at morningnewsonline.com.

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Net police to check e-trade in drugs

Internet drug traffickers, better watch out. Cyber police is coming. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will be tracking the Net now that India has emerged as a major point of sale of narcotics and psychotropic substances through illicit online firms. The NCB is in the process of setting up an Internet Tracking Unit. By Rajnish…

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‘Canadian’ drugs come from other countries: FDA

(HealthDay News) — An FDA sting operation found that almost half the imported drugs intercepted from four countries were shipped to fill orders that U.S. consumers thought were placed with Canadian pharmacies, agency officials announced Friday. December 16, 2005 Read the full story at forbes.com.

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