Archive for November 2005

Tamiflu RX: Buying online

News that New Zealanders will be denied the opportunity to purchase Tamiflu until next May, at the earliest, has been followed by a heavy handed warning against acquiring the drug through internet pharmacies. By: Francis Till November 27, 2005 Read the full story at nbr.com.

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Mbowe frowns on indiscriminate drug selling

Dr Tamsir Mbowe, secretary of state for Health and Social Welfare, has warned hawkers against selling drugs indiscriminately in lumoos (open markets) and at terminals in the country. By Ebrima Jaw Manneh November 23, 2005 Read the full story at observer.com.

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Bush blocks Northup on drug effort

WASHINGTON — President Bush and Rep. Anne Northup of Kentucky clashed yesterday over legislation intended to open America to imports of cheaper prescription drugs. By James R. Carroll November 23, 2005 Read the full story at courier-journal.com.

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Net drugs can be a bitter pill

The rise of the internet over the last decade or so has revolutionised the way we work, study and play. A wealth of knowledge is instantly available at our fingertips – and we don't even have to leave the comfort of our armchair at home or desk at the office. Dr John Young November 22,…

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Pharmaceutical companies feeling potent effect of fakes

SHANGHAI — A store called The Ark carries every pill a person might need to pep up a love life. One shiny silver box, labeled "Vyagra King," guarantees its little blue pills will "last for 100 hours." A red and blue box called "USA Vager 777" promises "a perfect combination of passion and power." By…

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Counterfeiters extend beyond biggest drugs

PHILADELPHIA — When phony Lipitor tablets appeared on the market three years ago, drugmakers and law-enforcement officials warned it signaled potentially serious weaknesses in the pharmaceutical-distribution system in the United States. By George E. Jordan November 20, 2005 Read the full story at nj.com.

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FDA to examine deaths of Tamiflu patients

WASHINGTON — The federal government is looking into the deaths of 12 Japanese children who took Tamiflu, but officials cautioned they have no evidence that suggests the anti-flu drug is to blame. By Andrew Bridges, Associated Press November 18, 2005 Read the full story at washingtonpost.com.

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