• Laos warns against counterfeit anti-malarial medicines

    The proliferation of counterfeit drugs on the global market and easy availability via online pharmacies is an increasing problem. The makers of counterfeit drugs have enjoyed and profited from loopholes in a system designed to deliver healthy medicines to those in need. The rising cost […]

  • Counterfeit medicines are a growing problem

    The proliferation of counterfeit drugs on the global market and easy availability via online pharmacies is an increasing problem. The makers of counterfeit drugs have enjoyed and profited from loopholes in a system designed to deliver healthy medicines to those in need. The rising cost […]

  • China shuts down 23 websites for illegal drug sales

    China announced on Friday it had shut down 23 websites for illegal drug sales and false advertising of drug products, the country's pharmaceutical authority said. The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) publicized a list of 25 websites found in its latest inspection. The sites […]

  • EU sets out plans to make it easier to spot counterfeit medicines

  • Regulating Online Pharmacies

    Bryan A. Liang, MD, PhD, JD

    According to some sources, there are at least 1,000 Web sites selling prescription drugs. Of course, not all of which are legitimate.  Considering the sheer number of hits an Internet search for "online pharmacy" returns, it's not surprising that the U.S. Senate has put the Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2007 on its legislative calendar.  

  • State delays effort to halt counterfeit drugs

    A first-in-the-nation plan to keep counterfeit prescription drugs from reaching consumers was put on hold again Tuesday by the state Board of Pharmacy at a meeting in San Diego. It was the second two-year delay for the start of a statewide electronic pedigree drug-tracking program […]

  • Laws to curb counterfeit drugs and medical products

    New laws are now in place to deal with the influx of bogus and hazardous medical products and services to the country. The announcement made this week by the Attorney General, Dato Seri Paduka Haji Kifrawi bin Dato Paduka Haji Kifli, at the opening of […]

  • Taking the lead against counterfeit drugs

    Along with the international trades in narcotics, armaments and looted antiquities, trafficking in counterfeit drugs is one of the most lucrative. Counterfeit medical products are a major public-health risk for all communities and the trade has grown in recent years as counterfeiting methods have become […]

  • Tainted Drugs: A Triad of Blame

    It would be hard to argue against the benefits of pharmaceuticals. Their development and use has led to life-prolonging effects such as lowering many people's blood pressure and cholesterol, boosting the immune system of HIV positive patients, and even the remission of some types of […]

  • Heparin Find May Point to Chinese Counterfeiting

    Federal drug regulators, in announcing Wednesday that the mystery contaminant in heparin was an inexpensive, unapproved ingredient altered to mimic the real thing, moved closer to concluding that Americans might be the latest victims of lethal Chinese drug counterfeiting. The finding by the Food and […]

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