Archive for September 2007

Akron man pleads guilty to selling fake Viagra

An Akron man has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy and trafficking in counterfeit prescription drugs. Ryan Wheele, 31, of 13th Street, was trafficking in fake Viagra, Cialis and Levitra pills that were manufactured illegally and shipped to him from Pakistan, India and Great Britain between December 2005 and June 2006, authorities said. 27…

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Nigeria: Akunyili On Drug Counterfeiting

"The problem of counterfeit drugs and other regulated products is rapidly rearing its ugly head in developed countries and this is fueled by purchase of drugs via the internet. The negative impact of counterfeit drugs and other regulated products knows no boundaries. Resistant strains of micro-organisms do not need visa to travel from country to…

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NAFDAC seizes over N6m fake drugs in Onitsha

Three people engaged in illegal production of fake sterilised water for medical use in Onitsha, Anambra State have been arrested by regulatory officers of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Also, two other culprits connected with the production of packaging materials used for the fake water for injection drug have absconded…

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Beware of fake drugs

A LEADING surgeon yesterday warned that counterfeit medical drugs were being sold alongside medicines stolen from the public health system openly at markets throughout the country. Dr Polapoi Chalou said health centres and aid posts were not supplied with medical drugs because the medicines were going into the wrong hands, often stolen and sold, causing…

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Fake Viagra Is Death Risk

FAKE Viagra tablets that are so powerful they could kill have been supplied to chemists in Britain. A Chinese factory is producing the pills, which are three times the strength of the real thing, along with other copies of drugs, including cancer treatments. 24 September 2007 Read the full story at dailyrecord.co.uk.

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Fake drugs worth Rs 5.3 cr seized

HYDERABAD: The Drugs Control Administration (DCA) has seized Rs 5.36 crore worth of spurious, sub-standard and illegal drugs from godowns and industrial units in the state in the last few weeks. Ironically, Rs 4.80 crore worth of drugs were manufactured without a valid licence. “A special drive was taken up by the DCA from February…

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Discontinue use of online pharmacies

Congress may soon consider legislation that would allow Americans to buy prescription drugs from foreign countries. Lawmakers who plan to vote for it should first read a new report on online pharmacies published by the respected Internet fraud expert MarkMonitor. Published in August while Congress was on vacation, it found that of the 3,160 online…

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