Archive for August 2006

FDA stands by warning against Canadian web pharmacy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it stands by its warning to Americans not to buy drugs from a Manitoba-based internet pharmacy, claiming the drugs are counterfeit. The FDA issued a news release on Wednesday warning against ordering 10 specific prescription drugs from 10 websites, including rxnorth.com, canadiandrugstore.com and canadian-safe.com. 31 August 2006…

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FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy or Use Prescription Drugs from Various Canadian Websites that Apparently Sell Counterfeit Products

(This is a reprint of an FDA news release.) FDA NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE P06-123 August 30, 2006 Media Inquiries: Catherine McDermott, 301-827-6242 Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA   FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy or Use Prescription Drugs from Various Canadian Websites that Apparently Sell Counterfeit Products The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising…

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Authorities announce bust of fake Tamiflu network

SHANGHAI: Police in the city have uncovered more than 400 kilograms of fake Tamiflu pills, Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau announced yesterday. Thirteen people have been arrested. The investigation showed that the gang made more than 1.6 million yuan (US$200,000) by selling the drugs on the Internet and through other channels to Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Jiangsu,…

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Knockoff Tamiflu prompts trial

TRIALS will be held "soon" for the alleged ringleaders of a gang that police say sold 4.6 million yuan (US$575,000) worth of counterfeit Tamiflu – a brand-name drug that's believed to be effective in treating human cases of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, Shanghai police said yesterday. Six of the 13 suspects detained…

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Adulterated drugs pose threat to public health

Adulterated medicines, including lifesaving drugs, are flooding the domestic market for lax administration while the country is exporting high-quality pharmaceutical products across the world. Following reports that such medicines are posing threat to public health and putting patients at serious risk, a survey found substandard and counterfeit medicines in many drugstores across the country. By…

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Pan Afrique: Mdicaments de qualit infrieure ou contrefaits – 25% des produits consomms dans les pays pauvres sont des contrefaons

Les mdicaments de qualit infrieure sont des produits dont la composition et les principes ne rpondent pas aux normes scientifiques et qui sont par consquent inefficaces et souvent dangereux pour le patient. La qualit infrieure peut tre le rsultat d'une ngligence, d'une erreur humaine, de ressources humaines et financires insuffisantes ou d'une contrefaon. 24 August…

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Bill to beef up DHS anti-counterfeit efforts likely to hold

Lawmakers will likely wait until after the November elections to push a bill that would channel more resources toward Homeland Security Department counterfeit detection and enforcement efforts, a consultant for a U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliate said Monday. The 2006 Intellectual Property Enhanced Criminal Enforcement Act (H.R. 5921), referred to the House Judiciary Committee last…

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Counterfeit drugs a major problem

Counterfeit or sub-standard, anti-infective drugs are a widespread and under-recognised problem, increasing the resistance of diseases to treatment and undermining trust in health care in the developing world, researchers warned in a study published on Monday. "Much more needs to be done now to improve this enormous, yet neglected problem that affects particularly the poorest,…

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Study highlights dangers of counterfeit medicines

Officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) off-load boxes of fake drugs for destruction at the premises of the agency in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2001. Counterfeit or sub-standard anti-infective drugs are a widespread and under-recognised problem, increasing the resistance of diseases to treatment and undermining trust in health care…

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