Archive for March 2007

Upper East CEPS destroys contraband goods

The Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) in the Upper East Region on Thursday, burnt a quantity of confiscated goods estimated at about 112 million Cedis. The items, which included assorted foreign cigarettes, fake and expired pharmaceutical drugs, mosquito coils and Chinese herbal tea, were seized at various entry points in the Region by CEPS…

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Dutch Inspectorate warns against purchasing pharmaceuticals via internet

De Inspectie voor de Gezondheidszorg heeft vandaag aan diverse advertentie-sites, zoals speurders.nl en snuffelcorner.nl, gevraagd een waarschuwing te plaatsen, waarin de inspectie het publiek waarschuwt voor de aankoop van geneesmiddelen via internet. In de waarschuwing stelt de inspectie dat alleen geregistreerde geneesmiddelen gekocht en gebruikt mogen worden. Geneesmiddelen die zijn geregistreerd, zijn getoetst op kwaliteit,…

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Ibad orders control of fake drugs

Karachi: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan has ordered to take effective measures to control the selling of fake drugs across the province. In a meeting held in this regard on Saturday at the Governor House, he underlined the need of strict enforcement of the Drug Act to control fake drugs. 30 March 2007 Read…

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Nigeria: Onitsha Drug Market’ll Remain Shut – NAFDAC

Expectations that Onitsha drug market closed by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over discovery of fake and counterfeit drugs would be opened soon were dashed yesterday as the agency said it has no plans to open the market soon. Though the NAFDAC Director General, Prof Dora Akunyili had earlier…

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Proposed Legislation Addresses Growing Epidemic of Counterfeit Medicines

Congressmen Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Gene Green (D-TX) sponsored a congressional briefing today to discuss the growing threat of counterfeit prescription medications and promote their new legislation designed to combat the proliferation of fake medicines. Also present were representatives from the pharmaceutical industry and the national association representing state boards of pharmacy who discussed the…

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PSF-CI en gure contre la contrefaon

(Le Quotidien du pharmacien, Les Echos – 22 mars 2007) L'association Pharmaciens sans frontires Comit international (PSF-CI), qui a annonc le transfert de son sige de Clermont-Ferrand Bordeaux, vient de lancer sa campagne d'adhsion 2007 et espre atteindre le millier d'adhrents, contre 635 en 2006. Cette anne, son action sera axe sur "le combat contre…

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RM14 Mln Of Fake Sexual Stimulants Seized

PETALING JAYA, March 22 (Bernama) — The Health Ministry seized 1.4 million capsules of fake sexual stimulants worth RM14 million from a container in Penang recently, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said Wednesday night. He said the seizure, the biggest so far by the ministry's pharmaceutical enforcement division, was made on March…

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Pharmacist, Patient Groups Call for Inquest into B.C. Counterfeit-Pills Death

OTTAWA, March 22 /CNW Telbec/ – A coalition of Canadian pharmacists and patients today called on the Regional Coroner for Vancouver Island to hold an inquest into the death of a British Columbia woman who died apparently after taking counterfeit pills she ordered online from a purported Canadian internet pharmacy. The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA),…

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Canadian Internet Pharmacy Sales to the United States Down 50% in 2006

Year-end data released today by IMS Health, the world's leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, shows that Canadian internet pharmacy sales to the United States dropped sharply in 2006 compared to 2005. While 2005 sales to the U.S. recorded by Canadian internet pharmacies reached $420 million, 2006 sales declined by…

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