International Fake Drug Ring Arrest Made by New Zealand Authorities
A three year investigation into the international distribution of fake drugs led to the arrest of a 32 year old Chinese man residing in Wellington, NZ suspected of marketing counterfeit medicine using the internet. Auckland Metro Crime and Operations Support, a New Zealand police agency, […]
Counterfeit Cough Syrup Nabbed
Indian police in Patna have recovered 1,600 bottles of fake cough syrup from a parcel van in cross country transit.
Kuzma J. Web Vulnerability Study of Online Pharmacy Sites. Inform Health Soc Care. 2011 Jan;36(1):20-34.
Abstract Consumers are increasingly using online pharmacies, but these sites may not provide an adequate level of security with the consumers' personal data. There is a gap in this research addressing the problems of security vulnerabilities in this industry. The objective is to identify the […]
Deadly Over-The-Counter Fake Drugs Distributed to Americans
View larger map On January 29, 2011, Shengyang Zhou, a Chinese national, and Qingming Hu, a naturalized US citizen, pled guilty to trafficking in over-the-counter weight-loss medications, including manufacture and distribution, in the United States, announced the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office (ICE), culminating […]
Counterfeit Weight-loss Drug Smuggling leads to 2 Guilty Pleas and Serious Health Incident
View larger map Shengyang Zhou, aka “Tom,” 31, of Kunming, Yunnan, China pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking and attempting to traffic in counterfeit goods, namely counterfeit versions of the pharmaceutical weight-loss drug known as “Alli.” Naturalized American citizen, Qingming Hu, 61 of Plano, Texas, […]
Philadelphia Woman Pleads Guilty to Importing Illegal Pills
A Philadelphia resident pleaded guilty to an 18 count indictment for the illegal importation and distribution of four million fake diet pills that contained unapproved drugs and carcinogens.
Fake Drugs Closing Medical Clinics in Kurdistan
The Kurdistan Ministry of Health announced that they will ban medical clinics that sell “cheap and unregistered medicines,” reported Dr. Khalis Qadir Ahma, spokesman for the Ministry. In December 2010, the government confiscated counterfeit 20 products from several Kurdish companies based upon quality control testing. […]
Technology, Surveillance, and Cooperation Make Nigeria’s Fake Drug Busts Successful
Nigeria has reported a drop in counterfeit medicines from 40% to 5% as a result of a combined effort between local and international law enforcement, as well as increased surveillance and the use of new anti-counterfeiting technology.
New Zealand Resident Arrested In International Counterfeit Drug Ring
View larger image A Chinese man living in New Zealand has been arrested following a three-year long police inquiry into the international distribution of counterfeit drugs. Who: Auckland Metro Crime and Operations Support (AMCOS) and various United States agencies, including the ICE (Immigration and Customs […]