Archive for 2007

Viagra Ingredient in Chinese Supplements

WASHINGTON — Dietary supplements marketed to provide male sexual enhancement contain undeclared erectile dysfunction drugs putting users at risk, the Food and Drug Administration warned Friday. The agency advised consumers to stay away from Shangai Chaojimengnan supplements sold under the names Super Shangai, Strong Testis, Shangai Ultra, Shangai Ultra X, Lady Shangai and Shangai Regular.…

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Medicines That Kill

U.N. health and crime agencies say counterfeit drugs are killing people from China to Canada and they "promote the development of new strains of viruses, parasites and bacteria . . . for example in the case of malaria or HIV." And in many countries their manufacture and distribution is not even illegal. The United Nations…

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Buying Canadian drugs is problematic

Sure, you can save up to half the price of brand-name drugs if you buy from pharmacies outside the U.S. But importing medications from any country except Canada is illegal. In Canada, purchases must be made in person with a valid U.S. prescription approved by a Canadian doctor. That legal exception does not extend to…

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Medicines that kill: A global industry of fake drugs

U.N. health and crime agencies say counterfeit drugs are killing people from China to Canada and they "promote the development of new strains of viruses, parasites and bacteria … for example in the case of malaria or HIV." And in many countries their manufacture and distribution is not even illegal. The United Nations Inter-regional Crime…

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Fake drugs across the price spectrum: WHO study

Mumbai, Dec. 22 It is not just highly priced medicines that are prone to counterfeiting. Medicines priced less than Rs 20 are also common targets for counterfeiting, says a recent World Health Organisation (WHO)-funded study that surveyed the extent of counterfeit medicines in the country. Counterfeits are found in medicines priced below Rs 20, like…

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Nigeria: Nafdac to Destroy N50m Fake Products

As part of efforts to ensure that only regulated products are in circulation in the country, contraband products worth N50 million will be destroyed by the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), in Gombe State. Mr Abdulsalam Ozigis, Gombe State Coordinator of the Agency, said the products included fake and expired drugs,…

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Scary Stuff

A sobering new report from the United Nations, "Counterfeiting: a global spread, a global threat," was released last Friday. It details the growing enterprise of counterfeiting and its allure to organized criminals.

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DOH issues fake drugs warning

The Department of Health has issued an emergency warning to regional health bureaus across the nation, asking them to be on the lookout for counterfeit drugs that are believed to have made it onto the market from a Chiayi County drug counterfeiting operation. A operation by the National Police Agency (NPA) on Saturday uncovered a…

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