Archive for April 2014

24 State Attorney Generals Talk with Google About Protecting Consumers from Fake Online Pharmacies

Have you registered for our annual conference on September 18th? Don’t miss the 2014 Interchange with keynote speaker Howard Sklamberg, FDA’s Deputy Director. Early bird discounted registration is still available! Click here to register today. Attorneys general from several states want to make it more difficult for search engine users to find fake online pharmacies using…

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Ten Tons of Counterfeit Medication Seized at French Port of Le Havre

2.4 million counterfeit pills were seized by French customs during routine search of a shipment from China. Fake versions of aspirin, diarrhea treatment & ED medications were being shipped disguised as packages of Chinese tea. French customs has notified the media that a huge haul of fake drugs worth about $1.38 million was seized by…

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Batches of Stolen Breast Cancer Drug Reappear in Counterfeit Form

European Medicines Agency released warning that previously stolen vials of Herceptin have been repurposed as counterfeit versions of the drug. Lots of the adulterated cancer drug have been found in the United Kingdom, Germany and Finland. Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturer Roche has recalled several lots of its breast cancer treatment, Herceptin, reported Bloomberg News on April…

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Nano Well-being Health Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Super Arthgold Due to Undeclared Ingredients

This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. Recall — Firm Press Release FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. Contact:Consumer:1-714-515-4600nanowellbeingh@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –…

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European Authority Creates Counterfeit Drug Case Database to Aid Law Enforcement

EDQM collects counterfeit drug cases that have impacted Europe into database termed KNOW-X, in an effort to assist investigators seeking to stem the tide of counterfeit medicines pouring into the European Union. The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare (EDQM) has just announced their latest effort to combat counterfeit drugs entering the…

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society and ITV’s Daybreak Find 99% of UK Pharmacists Think Patients Who Shop at Fake Online Pharmacies Are Endangering Themselves

Royal Pharmaceutical Society and UK morning show Daybreak surveyed 2,500 UK pharmacists on fake online pharmacies. Results show counterfeit drugs and fake online pharmacies are a growing threat to patients in the United Kingdom as well as the United States. A 2013 survey of pharmacists in the United Kingdom found that UK patients are exposing…

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Turkish Drug Manufacturer Accused of Packaging Water and Mold in Cancer Drug Vials

The Wall Street Journal reports Ozay Pharmaceutical Co. in Istanbul as a source of counterfeit cancer medication that ended up in U.S. doctors’ offices. Two men who worked there, Ozkan Semizoglu and Sabahaddin Akman are currently charged with smuggling illicit cancer drugs into the United States. A Turkish drug exporter is at the center of…

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iPolitics Investigates How Drug Counterfeiters Are Using Craigslist to Hawk Their Wares to Canadians

Annie Marie Oliver describes how the growing problem of counterfeit drugs being offered for sale on Craigslist is presenting serious challenges to Canadian law enforcement. A story in iPolitics is reporting that counterfeit drugs are easily available to Canadians via sellers on Craigslist. Titled “Craigslist: Increasingly, a marketplace for dodgy prescription drugs”, author Annie Marie…

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