Archive for 2010

Madras High Court Upholds Spurious Drug Sellers Detention

The Madras High Court upheld the detention of 13 people allegedly involved in selling spurious drugs, some fake and some expired, under the Goondas Act. In Chennai, India, the Madras High Court, one of the three high courts of India, justices heard a petition from 13 defendants accused of re-selling expired medicines. The Goondas Act…

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Morocco Raises Fake Drug lnspections

Moroccan health officials are working with the fraud prevention departments within the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Internal Affairs to increase drug store inspections. The Health Minister, Yasmina Baddou, told parliament on November 24th that the inter-ministry cooperation will try to stop drugs being sold outside the legal market and to raise public awareness…

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Hong Kong Customs Shames Counterfeiters

The Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department has promised to crack down on fake drug sellers and publicly publish the name of pharmacies and retails who are caught with them. Thomas Lin Shun-yin, head of investigations for the Department of Intellectual Property said that while the number of raw number of fake drugs seized in…

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NAFDAC Finds Stores of Fake Antibiotics and Others

  On December 23, 2010, officials from the Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) closed down a pharmacy in Abeokuta, the largest city and capital of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria, after identifying counterfeit medicines with a handheld machine. During an unannounced and random check on pharmacies and medicine stores…

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Phnom Penh Reports Illegal Pharmacy Crackdown

The Cambodian Ministry of Health reported a 92% decrease in the number of illegal pharmacies nationwide and a 71% fewer unlicensed health clinics over the past year, on December 22, 2010.

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EU Regulates Internet Drug Sales

The European Union ambassadors approved an agreement to regulate medicines sold over the internet. The agreement will create regulation intended to protect legal suppliers of medicine.

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Undeclared Drug Ingredients in Fruta Planta, Pandora and RockHard Weekend

These alerts are reprinted from the FDA. RockHard Weekend, Pandora: Recall – Undeclared Drug Ingredient ISSUE: FDA notified the public that testing determined that certain lots of thesde products contain an analogue of sildenafil, an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction (ED). The active drug ingredient is not listed on the label…

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Pfizer To Recall One Lot Of Lipitor In The U.S.

This is a reprint of the FDA alert. December 22, 2010 – Pfizer has announced that it intends to recall one lot—approximately 19,000 bottles—of Lipitor 40 mg tablets (atorvastatin calcium) distributed in the U.S. The recall stems from one customer report of an uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which these lots of Lipitor…

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