Archive for September 2005

FDA warns of prescription mix-ups

Washington- Doctors and pharmacists have been warned that mix-ups in prescriptions of three drugs with similar names but vastly different effects have led to serious health problems. By the Associated Press September 28, 2005 Read the full story at cleveland.com.

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Ontario pharmacist charged after RCMP seize bootleg Viagra from India

TORONTO (CP) – An Ontario pharmacist and two of his businesses have been charged with allegedly selling a bootleg version of Viagra, the highly recognizable and popular blue pill used to treat erectile dysfunction, RCMP investigators said Tuesday. By Colin Perkel, Canadian Press September 28, 2005 Read the full story at canada.com.

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AmerisourceBergen dims gray market for drugs

AmerisourceBergen (ABC:NYSE – commentary – research – Cramer's Take) has taken a step toward ensuring that counterfeit drugs never wind up in its system again. By Melissa Davis September 27, 2005 Read the full story at thestreet.com.

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New FDA chief wants to transform treatment

WASHINGTON — The new acting chief of the Food and Drug Administration says he will be presiding over a transformation in medicine as scientists come to understand diseases in a more detailed way that could improve doctors' ability to treat patients. By John J. Lumpkin, Associated Press September 25, 2005 Read the full story at…

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India tops in making duplicate medicines, says survey

BELGAUM: Believe it or not.   India produces spurious and counterfeit drugs worth Rs 4000 crore in a year.   Nearly every popular drug has a duplicate version, which may worsen the conditions of the patients and even may kill the patients. September 23, 2005 Read the full story at newindiapress.com.

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Operation against unregistered and fake medicine in Peshawar

PESHAWAR, September 24 (Online): The provincial authorities of NWFP have started a grand operation against drug mafia involved in the sale and manufacture of un-registered and fake medicines. September 23, 2005 Read the full story at paktribune.com.

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AmerisourceBergen limits suppliers

AmerisourceBergen Corp. – one of the nation's largest prescription drug distributors – said Thursday that it will buy all medicines for U.S. distribution directly from manufacturers, a move to assuage worries about counterfeit drugs entering the market through third-party suppliers By the Associated Press September 22, 2005 Read the full story at forbes.com.

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Counterfeit drugs deemed threat in Europe

STRASBOURG, France (AP) – Counterfeit Viagra, antibiotics and other drugs are on the rise in Europe, leading international pharmaceutical and health care experts said, blaming insufficient cross-border cooperation. By Jan Sliva, Associated Press September 22, 2005 Read the full story at sacbee.com.

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