Archive for May 2006

Fake drug in 2 Jiangsu deaths

A HOSPITAL in Jiangsu Province is investigating whether the death of two patients was caused by a fake drug made by a Heilongjiang Province drugmaker, a newspaper reported yesterday. The two men were injected with Armillarisin A made by the Qiqihar No. 2 Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, said the Modern Express. Wang Xiyong, 27, died on…

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Dubai Customs seizes large quantities of counterfeit medicine

The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Department of Dubai Customs has confiscated significant quantities of counterfeit medicine in coordination with the UAE Ministry of Health, it was announced at a press conference held on May 30, 2006 at the Dubai Customs main building in Bur Dubai. The announcement was made by Mohammed Matar Al Mari, Executive…

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Health community calls for global action against fake medicines

A general view of the World Health Organization's (WHO) annual assembly in Geneva. Health experts have warned that governments and industry were doing more to deal with the trade in counterfeit CDs than to tackle a growing wave of potentially lethal or harmful counterfeit medicines. 26 May 2006 Read the full story at www.todayonline.com.

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Pharmacies suspected as Internet pill mills

Agents with the State Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday raided two area pharmacies suspected of dispensing drugs based on illegal prescriptions obtained over the Internet. Woody Pharmacy in Mooresville and Woody Pharmacy-Waterside in Denver were closed by the N.C. Board of Pharmacy, and licenses of four pharmacists were suspended. KAREN GARLOCH24…

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Counterfeiting: A Genuine Problem

Counterfeiting is big business. U.S. companies lose about $300 billion dollars annually to counterfeit products. Worldwide the cost is about $500 billion. Counterfeiting affects the medicine you take, the cars you drive, the food you give your baby, the computer you use, even the clothes you wear. 24 May 2006 Read the full story at…

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Joint MHRA/RPSGB press release: Pharmacists get new guidance on counterfeit medicines

The RPSGB and the MHRA have collaborated on new guidance for pharmacists which explains the causes and consequences of counterfeiting and provides pharmacists with practical advice on detecting and reporting suspected counterfeit medicines. The guidance will be available at www.rpsgb.org and at www.mhra.gov.uk from 26 May 2006. The guidance has been jointly developed by the…

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Healthcare specialists discuss control over quality of medications

The Head Department for Control over the Quality of Medicaments and Medical Equipment of the Healthcare Ministry held a conference on 24 May at Dedeman Silk Road Tashkent Hotel. The event was organized with the sponsorship support of Nikomed Company. 24 May 2006 Read the full story at news.uzreport.com.

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Let’s learn from global health failures

The World Health Organization and its member countries are holding their annual meeting, known as the World Health Assembly, in Geneva this week. With hopes dashed for meeting its ambitious AIDS prevention and treatment goals, criticisms of its failed Roll Back Malaria Program, and chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes threatening even…

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