Archive for May 2005

From a strip joint to CVS: Bogus drugs threaten health

After undergoing a liver transplant in 2001, New York teen Tim Fagan was given a prescription for Epogen, a drug to combat anemia. But each time his parents injected him, he would scream in agony from crippling spasms. His physicians were baffled. USA Today May 31, 2005 Read the full story at news.yahoo.com.

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SupplyScape and Unisys Pilot Pharmaceutical Industry’s First Electronic Pedigree System for Commercial Drugs

Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) and SupplyScape Corporation today announced an innovative pilot, which will be the first step to help secure the flow of prescription medicines from factory to pharmacy counter. The companies anticipate that the project will lead to the establishment of a national standard tracking system, which could help increase consumer safety and stem…

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Perry gets Canadian drug bill

AUSTIN – A bill that would set up a state-run Web site to help Texans buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada is headed to Gov. Rick Perry's desk. The Associated Press Posted on Mon, May. 30, 2005 Read the full story at dfw.com.

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CVS takes step to keep fake drugs off shelves

CVS Corp. said yesterday it would stop buying drugs from wholesalers that use middlemen in an effort to crack down on counterfeits infecting the drug supply. By Jenn Abelson, Globe Staff May 25, 2005 Read the full story at boston .com.

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Governor may veto ‘I-didn’t-know’ bill

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday he may veto a bill that would let doctors facing discipline for using dangerous, unapproved drugs in their practices argue they trusted a manufacturer or supplier who said nothing about them being unsafe. By DAVID ROYSE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 25. 2005 Read the full story at heraldtribune.com.

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Second Haul of Bogus Vet Drugs Seized in Raid

A substantial amount of illegal and counterfeit veterinary drugs destined for use in the Irish Republic were seized north of the border in a raid today. By Dan McGinn, PA Ireland Political Editor Wed 25 May 2005 Read the full story at scotsman.com.

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Health Ministry Will Review Security Label Usage If Ineffective

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) — The Health Ministry will not hesitate to review the usage of security labels for products registered under the Drug Control Authority (DCA) if it is proven to be ineffective, Minister Dr Chua Soi Lek said Tuesday. May 24, 2005 Read the full story at bernama.com.

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Bill would let Texans buy Canadian drugs

AUSTIN – The state of Texas would help citizens buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and would inspect some Canadian pharmacies for safety under legislation tentatively approved Sunday by the Texas House. By CLAY ROBISON, Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau May 23, 2005 Read the full story at chron.com.

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U.S. Seizes Assets of Operator of Online Drug Business

Federal authorities have begun to seize sports cars and other assets from a 25-year-old Minnesota man whose online prescription drug business has been the focus of a yearlong inquiry by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies. By TOM ZELLER Jr. Published: May 23, 2005 Read the full story at nytimes.com.

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