Archive for June 2006

Counterfeit medicine becomes serious problem

A specialist urologist, Dr. James Nkusi has said that counterfeit medicines are becoming a serious problem and control measures are being taken worldwide. He said the sale of such drugs is highly profitable as it is a low risk enterprise and non-taxable in most cases. Nkusi said that the danger to the consumer is that…

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Gov. Bush signs bill weakening safeguards against fake drugs

Gov. Jeb Bush signed into law a sharply contested measure that relaxes paperwork rules aimed at stopping unscrupulous pharmacy wholesalers from selling fake or adulterated drugs. The governor said the rules, due to take effect Saturday, could needlessly burden pharmaceutical warehouses and potentially cause shortages of medicine. He echoed arguments made by large wholesale drug…

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2 foreigners served with new arrest warrant over sale of fake Viagra

(Kyodo) _ Police served a fresh arrest warrant Thursday on two foreigners on suspicion of smuggling and selling fake Viagra and other medicines without a license, they said. The police and customs seized a total of about 100,000 pills at Kansai International Airport and other places related to the suspects — Kim Lorenzo Gen, a…

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Huge quantity of expired medicines destroyed

JALALABAD, June 27 (Pajhwok Afghan News): The provincial government has destroyed about two tons of expired medicines in this provincial capital of the eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday. Officials of the provincial health department said 68 different types of medicines were either seized by the authorities during raids on medical stores or handed over to…

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DOH warns public vs counterfeit medicines

Counterfeit Medicines can be life threatening, the Department of Health, Region VI warned. According to the DOH about ten percent of medicines bought in pharmacies are fake. Counterfeit or fake medicines are not registered with the Bureau of Food and Drugs. It is manufactured and distributed by persons who only seek for money. 26 June…

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Fake products can bypass quality, safety

In San Diego, two people fell gravely ill after receiving black-market silicone injections to plump up their faces. In Salinas, Calif., a woman died after receiving a supposed Botox injection that was actually cooking oil And in Miami, a group of people who thought they were getting Botox became paralyzed after a different, highly concentrated…

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Rx for counterfeit drugs

Rancho Cucamonga drug maker Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. will "go live" July 1 with a system designed to track products' paths to hospitals and other end customers. The system consists of software, shipping documents and barcodes that provide specific product information to verify that products originated from Amphastar. By DARLA MARTIN TUCKER25 June 2006 Read the…

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Bogus drugs could kill

Trading standards officers have warned people could end up with harmful fakes if they buy prescription drugs over the Internet. The officers have been buying drugs such as Viagra, Tamiflu, Prozac and Valium from foreign websites, but some have turned out to be bogus or contaminated. By Andrew French23 June 2006 Read the full story…

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