Archive for August 2005

Pharmacist gives girl wrong medication

RAYNHAM (AP) — Another pharmacy error in Massachusetts. A five-year-old girl from Raynham who was prescribed the drug ditropan to treat a bladder problem was instead given the anti-anxiety drug diazepam — commonly known as Valium — by a CVS store in East Bridgewater late last week. By the Associated Press August 30, 2005 Read…

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The 4 Billion Car Boot Sale

Double life: The News & Star reports on the mum who sold stolen goods on eBay Sex drugs, steroids and designer clothes are just a few of the things to beware of when you shop online. August 30, 2005 Read the full story at newsandstar.com.

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Ten accused of roles in black market drug ring

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Ten people stand accused of stealing millions of dollars worth of prescription drugs and selling them on the black market. By the Associated Press August 27, 2005 Read the full story at newsday.com.

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The Sh10 billion fake drugs rip-off

Almost one out of every three people buying drugs from private pharmacies – even Government hospitals – are walking away with no more than plain water or chalk. Erick Wamanji August 25, 2005 Read the full story at allafrica.com.

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Online pharmacy operator charged with fraud

A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of a Burnsville-based online pharmacy on charges of fraudulently selling millions of dollars in addictive painkillers without valid prescriptions. By Maura Lerner and Warren Wolfe August 25, 2005 Read the full story at startribune.com.

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Drug card gives $3M dose of savings

Leonard Gold buys three drugs for his wife every month — Plavix, a blood thinner; Fosamax, for bone loss; and Aricept, for memory loss. Gold, 86, of Oceanside, could sign up for a Medicare discount prescription drug plan. But the paperwork overwhelms him. So he uses a Nassau County discount card, which saves him $50…

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Medication meltdown

A hot car, rolled up windows, and prescription drugs; not a good combination. Now a new study warns of potentially deadly results when mail order medications are exposed to high heat. 7's Healthcast reporter, Dr. Deanna Lites, has more on this medicine meltdown. By Dr. Deanna Lites August 23, 2005 Read the full story at…

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A new balance on counterfeit goods

The sports shoe manufacturer New Balance is about to return to Argentina after four years of absence, after it completes some sort of "cleaning" of the market of pirated copies of their famous shoes. Tired of complaining about counterfeits they hired a law firm which followed the trace of copied shoes to stores and traders…

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