Archive for October 2006

Two accused over ‘fake’ HIV tests

Two men have appeared in court in West Bengal over the alleged mis-selling of kits which were used to test people for HIV/Aids and hepatitis. Police say Monozyme India sold hundreds of thousands of the kits, originally designed to test for pregnancy or other conditions, under false pretences. 30 October 2006 Read the full story…

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Malevolent medication: dangerous drugs in Georgian pharmacies

The head of the Georgian Drug Administration, Tinatin Turdzeladze announced on Tuesday that it's possible some dangerous medications may have entered the Georgian market and warns consumers to be careful. As a reaction to the increased flow of smuggled pharmaceutical drugs into Azerbaijan, the Azeri Drug Administration has been testing many medications on sale in…

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New Zealand scientist warns of fake drugs

WELLINGTON: A New Zealand scientist warned on Wednesday of sophisticated Asian-based rackets producing billions of fake medicines that kill thousands of people every year. Dallas Mildenhall said some of the counterfeit pills not only lacked the proper ingredients to treat illnesses such as malaria but contained carcinogens, solvents and even remains of insects. 25 October…

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FDA Update: More Counterfeit Diabetic Test Strips Identified

Rockville, MD (AHN) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the public to counterfeit diabetic (blood glucose) test strips being sold in the U.S. for use with some of the LifeScan model testing monitors. LifeScan originally reported their findings to the FDA. Two new lot numbers have been added as the latest identified…

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Nigeria: Fake Drugs, Terrorism Against Humanity – Akunyili

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has urged the judiciary in Nigeria to support the current efforts to rid the country of fake drugs and substandard products by ensuring that the rule of law prevailed in the nation's courts and drug counterfeiters brought to book as their nefarious activities were…

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Counterfeit medicines decline to 3%-4% of market – Zurabov

MOSCOW. Oct 23 (Interfax) – The number of counterfeit drugs has "significantly" decreased, and now amounts to 3-4% of the Russian drug market, Russian Health and Social Protection Minister Mikhail Zurabov said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin. 23 October 2006 Read the full story at interfax.ru.

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Fake diabetes meds targeted

American, Canadian and Mexican government agencies have launched a campaign to stop Internet advertisements for fraudulent diabetes cures and treatments. About 180 warning letters and other advisories have been sent to online outlets in the three countries. 23 October 2006 Read the full story at health24.com.

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FDA warns about fake diabetes “cures”

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Thursday warned about a number of U.S. and foreign-owned Web sites aiming to sell or advertise dietary supplements which they claimed cure, treat or prevent diabetes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission both said they sent warning letters to dozens of companies in…

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