Archive for August 2010

Interpol Seizes 9 Tons of Counterfeit Drugs in East Africa

International authorities recently seized nine tons of counterfeit drugs from a number of East African nations. According to Interpol, 80 people were also arrested on suspicion of illegal trafficking in the two-month long operation that took place in Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar, reports CNN. The seized drugs included anti-malaria medication, vaccines and…

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Three Utah Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegal Online Pharmacy

Three men from Utah were recently sentenced to federal prison for their illegal online pharmacy operation. Noah Sifuentes, of Orem, Utah, and Timothy Shields and Kenneth E. Forrest, of Provo, Utah, had all previously pleaded guilty to an illegal online pharmacy business that sent prescription drugs from Mexico across the country, according to the Daily…

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NAFDAC Chief: Nigeria’s Pharmaceutical Industry Must Be More Self-Sufficient

The director-general of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Dr. Paul Orhii recently urged his countrymen to become more self-sufficient in terms of its pharmaceutical production. Orhii said he believes that the dependence on foreign drug producers is a threat to national security and may lead to the amount of…

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NAFDAC Officals Attacked After Counterfeit Drug Raid

A number of officials from Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) narrowly escaped death at the hands of a mob of youths after seizing some counterfeit drugs in the Ebonyi State. An eyewitness told the Daily Sun of the incident and alleged that patent medicine dealers had bribed the young…

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German Pharmacy Board: Country’s Drug Supply Chain is Safe

Germany’s pharmacy association recently affirmed its belief in the security of the country’s pharmaceutical supply chain. The ABDA said that Germans should be confident when taking their medication despite some reports of counterfeit drugs in the country, according to SecuringPharma.com. “The safest way to get drugs in Germany is any one of the 21,500 community…

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Chinese Police Nab Safe Crackers Who Stole from Pharmaceutical Company

Chinese police say they have apprehended a gang of safe crackers that is believed to be responsible for a recent theft at a pharmaceutical company. It is believed that the five suspects were responsible for breaking into a safe at a pharmaceutical enterprise in southern Beijing’s Economic-Technological Development Area (ETDA) on August 5, according to…

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Malawi Police Seize Counterfeit Drugs

Police in Malawi recently seized a number of fake products, including counterfeit drugs, in Mangochi Township. It is believed that the value of the confiscated goods totaled thousands of dollars, reports the Nation. According to Mangochi police spokesman Rodrick Maida, the counterfeit drugs and other phony products were taken from five Rwandese nationals and nine…

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South Carolina Woman Charged with the Theft of Pharmaceuticals

A South Carolina woman is accused of selling the painkillers she stole from the pharmacy where she worked. Noni Anyanna Williams allegedly stole 8,000 hydrocone 10 pills, which are also known as Lortab, from the Rite Aid where she worked in Spartanburg, South Carolina, according to GoUpstate.com. Police officials say that Williams used doctors’ Drug…

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Feds Crackdown on Online Pharmacies in Utah and Illinois

Federal authorities are beginning to crackdown on online pharmacies that distribute prescription drugs without prescriptions. Federal agents recently filed court papers in Illinois and Utah over two online pharmacies that are allegedly run by the same man, Kyle Rootsaert, according to CNN. The agents had obtained search warrant affidavits for the two pharmacies in Des…

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Stolen Carbatrol and Adderall XR – Check Lot Numbers

A pharmaceutical company recently alerted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that some drugs taken during a 2008 pharmaceutical cargo theft may be beginning to reappear in the market. On October 17, 2008, a shipment of Carbatrol and Adderall XR made by Shire Pharmaceuticals was stolen en route between the company’s manufacturing facility in North…

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