Protect Yourself From Counterfeit Drugs
Counterfeit drugs are a rampant threat that easily cross boarders and target innocent people. You can learn about this threat by visiting the Pharmaceutical Security Institute. But how can you protect yourself from contaminated or counterfeit drugs finding their way into your medicine cabinet?
Congress Joins the Battle Against Counterfeit Drugs
Signed into law last week, the PRO-IP Act is the most comprehensive IP enforcement legislation adopted by Congress in years. Not only does it increase the penalties for counterfeiting offenses that endanger public health and safety, it provides much-needed resources to at federal, state and […]
Connecting Counterfeit Drugs to Fashion Fakes
Smugglers of counterfeit drugs target Thailand
Wutipong Taora examines tiny pills packed in boxes, looking for evidence that fake drugs are being imported. Dubbed the "fake medicine investigator", Mr Wutipong works for the Investigation and Suppression Bureau under the Customs Department. He inspects suspicious medicine imported into the kingdom. By Wassayos […]
Ex-employee, Cardinal both profited in buying discounted medicine
Robert Neil Spence is a name you probably haven't heard and Cardinal Health officials would rather not discuss. He's a former Cardinal employee who pocketed more than $350,000 in kickbacks from a felon to purchase prescription drugs for the company. While the Dublin pharmaceutical supplier […]
Confusing Price with Safety by Marv Shepherd
Letter to the editor, published in the National Journal, October 11, 2008. The letter can be found on page 11.
Warning Issued Over Influx of Counterfeit Drugs
Lawmakers called for tighter monitoring of imported drugs and medicine Thursday, expressing worries over the possible hazardous effects of fake drugs on consumers. During a parliamentary inspection of the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA), the legislators urged the agency to strengthen measures to ensure […]
Lagos govt seizes fake drugs worth N80m
Lagos State government, on Monday, confiscated drugs worth N80 million as the Task Force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods sealed seven illegal pharmaceutical premises and arrested two operators. By Kunle Awosiyan 7 October 2008 Read the full story at tribune.com.ng.
Police probe 38 pharmacies over drugs
THE national and international Police are investigating 38 pharmacies for dealing in and selling counterfeit medicine. Police said 10 suspects were arrested as investigations go on. Police publicist Judith Nabakooba, National Drug Authority officer Kate Kikule and Uganda Revenue Authority customs officer Geoffrey Balamaga addressed […]
Task force seizes tonnes of fake drugs
GOVERNMENT authorities have seized several tonnes of counterfeit, unregistered and expired human and veterinary medicines in a special operation carried out last week. The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Mr Robert Manumba, told a news conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday that in the operation […]