Archive for January 2007

Counterfeit Liviro3 Discovered After Recall

Ebek, Inc. was informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis by FDA of Liviro3 samples found the product contains tadalafil, an FDA-approved drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), making Liviro3 an unapproved drug. On January 19, 2007, Ebek announced it was conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of Liviro3.…

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Fake medicines targeted at Malta

A sensitive magisterial inquiry is underway after the discovery of a fake medicinal product in the Maltese market. The police investigations are at an advanced stage and the alleged counterfeit drugs have been sent for further examinations at a number of renowned international laboratories. The hauled medicine is being studied in laboratories at the United…

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Customs seizes HK$19m in fake drugs being sold on the internet

Customs officers have broken up a multimillion-dollar international counterfeit pharmaceutical ring selling fake drugs through the internet. Drugs seized in raids across the city yesterday included anti-impotence drugs such as Viagra, anti-viral medication used to prevent bird flu, slimming pills and heart disease drugs. The alleged 37-year-old mastermind of the syndicate was caught in a…

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DA: Tighten controls on expired medicines

The Gauteng health department should tighten controls on expired medicines, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday, after media reports that patients at Johannesburg Hospital had been given old drugs. The Star reported that pharmacists at the hospital have been dispensing expired medicines and covering their actions by sticking labels over the expiry date. 23 January…

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Peddler of fake Viagra gets 32 months

Any man who bought Viagra and Cialis from Niaja Kane and hoped for solid results would have come up a little short. Kane, 24, of Philadelphia, was sentenced yesterday to 32 months in federal prison for trafficking in fake Viagra, Cialis and Percocet pills. Viagra and Cialis are prescription drugs that treat male erectile dysfunction…

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Wilson man convicted of trafficking in counterfeit Viagra

RALEIGH, N.C. Federal officials say a Wilson convenience store operator has been convicted of trafficking in counterfeit Viagra. A jury in Greenville convicted Hatem Abu Hassan on Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property, interstate transportation of stolen property and five counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods. The government says…

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