Archive for November 2008

About The Partnership For Safe Medicines

About Partnership For Safe Medicines Counterfeit drugs are a serious patient safety problem. The Partnership for Safe Medicines is working together to protect the safety of your prescription drugs.  Download our organizational profile book. [PDF] The Partnership for Safe Medicines is a group of not-for-profit organizations and individuals that have policies, procedures, or programs to…

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Uganda Health News: NDA to fight counterfeit drugs

The chairperson of the National Drug Authority (NDA) Dr. Frank Mwesigye has said that the institution will continue to fight counterfeit drugs on the market to ensure safety and to avoid exploitation of the people. The NDA is a government body charged with regulating drug use and manufacture in the country. 19 November 2008 Read…

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FDA Sending Inspectors to Other Nations

BEIJING — Under fire for not having the resources to better protect consumers at home, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is deploying staff members abroad to work directly with importers and foreign regulatory agencies to guard against contaminated animal feed, counterfeit drugs, toys made with lead paint and dairy products containing melamine. By Maureen…

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Rogue Internet Pharmacies on the Run: LegitScript Shuts Down 500 No-Prescription-Required Online Pharmacies

Websites fueling prescription drug abuse, selling non-FDA approved drugs taken offline LegitScript, an online pharmacy certification program, announced today that it has succeeded in getting nearly 500 "rogue" Internet pharmacy websites shut down. The sites had been selling prescription drugs or steroids without requiring a prescription, a practice that is illegal and considered unsafe by…

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Interpol Seizes $6.65 Million in Counterfeit Drugs

Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) — Interpol seized more than $6.65 million of counterfeit medicines against malaria, HIV and tuberculosis in Southeast Asia and made 27 arrests, disrupting the region's fake drug trade for the second time in three years. The haul, part of a five-month investigation called Operation Storm across Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand…

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Israel joins world effort to halt counterfeit drug sales

Purchasing prescription medications via the Internet, newspaper advertisements or from any source other than licensed pharmacies is dangerous, according to the Health Ministry, which together with the Israel Police has seized thousands of pills suspected of being counterfeit. The effort by the police and the ministry's unit against pharmaceutical crime was part of an international…

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Internet drug peddlers raided in 9 countries

LONDON (Reuters) – Authorities in nine countries have raided businesses suspected of supplying medicines illegally over the Internet in an unprecedented global swoop coordinated by Interpol, officials said on Thursday. The operation, codenamed Pangea, involved dozens of locations in Britain, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Canada and the United States. By Ben Hirschler13…

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