Archive for February 2008

Nigeria: Campaign On Danger of Fake Drugs Kicks-Off in Jabi Motor Park

The evil of fake drugs have been described as worse than the combined scourge of malaria, HIV/AIDS and armed robbery put together because they can be prevented or they kill few at a time but fake drugs kill en mass. Secretary of the FCT Task Force on Counterfeit and Fake Drugs, Hajia Hauwa Kulu Ibrahim,…

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FDA Needs More Inspectors to Monitor Foreign Firms, Official Says

More inspectors and a comprehensive computer database are needed to help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration improve its monitoring of foreign-made drugs and drug ingredients entering the United States, an agency official told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday. Due to limited resources, the FDA each year inspects only about 10 percent (300) of foreign facilities that…

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Avoid hazards of medical treatment abroad

Orla Buckley was less than a week into her study abroad program in Spain when things went sour. Days after arriving in Seville in May 2003, Buckley, then 19, was walking home from a class during a Scotland vs. Portugal soccer match being played in the city. When Scotland scored, an exuberant fan outside the…

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Today’s Subcommittee Hearing

Today the House Appropriation's Committee's Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies held a hearing on drug safety. You can view the Partnership for Safe Medicines' thoughts on the matter here.

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For safety’s sake, keep out drug imports

A couple of weeks ago, the Government Accountability Office delivered an alarming message to a congressional panel — the Food and Drug Administration lacks the resources to ensure the safety of the nation's food, drugs and medical devices. Congress has vowed to fix the FDA. It plans to boost its funding, which is a good…

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Nigeria: Fake Drugs More Vicious Than HIV/Aids – Task Force

In its determination to eradicate the sale of fake drugs in the country, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Taskforce on Counterfeit and Fake Drugs (TFC&FD) has called on the public to desist from buying drugs from unregistered pharmacists stressing that "fake drugs are more vicious than the scourge of malaria and HIV/AIDS." Making the call…

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Most counterfeit medicines come to Russia from India, UK – Roszdravnadzo

MOSCOW. Feb 20 (Interfax) – According to the Russian Federal Service on Surveillance in Healthcare and Social Development (Roszdravnadzor), the majority of counterfeit medicine comes to the Russian market from India and the UK. "Roszdravnadzor has made a rating of domestic and foreign producers by the relative volume of counterfeit products, using an analysis of…

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