Archive for August 2016

FDA-OCI Director George Karavetsos Explains the Dangers of Fake Medication on “The Doctors”

The director of The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA-OCI) warns consumers about counterfeit medication. George Karavetsos, the director of FDA-OCI, discussed patient risks from counterfeit medication in a recent episode of the daytime TV show, “The Doctors,” and shared a short film called FDA Supplement Truth that illustrates the dangers posed…

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Prince Died As Result of Taking Fentanyl-laced Fake Hydrocodone

When Prince Rogers Nelson died in April, it was reported that he died of an apparent overdose of opiates, which he had used to combat chronic hip pain. Now a new report from Minneapolis indicates he died as a result of taking counterfeit hydrocodone containing deadly fentanyl. Prince Rogers Nelson, an American musician and performer,…

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Tennessee Medical Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Importing non-FDA Approved Cancer Medication from Canada Drugs Subsidiary

Karen Chamberlain faces up to a year in prison on charges she purchased cancer drugs from clandestine medical importer, Quality Specialty Products (QSP). A 62-year old medical office manager in Tennessee is facing up to a year in prison after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges that she imported non-FDA approved cancer medications for the clinic…

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Ton Shen Health Recalls “DHZC-2 Tablet” Because of Possible Health Risk

This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. For Immediate Release August 11, 2016 Contact Consumers Ton Shen Health 1-312-842-2775 When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company’s announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. Ton Shen Health of…

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NABP Release New Report Finds 10,823 Fake Online Pharmacies According to Latest Findings

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy also examines the role that fake online pharmacies are playing in distributing counterfeit pain pills laced with fentanyl. A new report from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) has just been released. Titled “The Internet Drug Outlet Identification Program Progress Report for State and Federal Regulators:…

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DEA Considers Fentanyl-Containing Counterfeit Medications a Global Threat

As counterfeit pills containing various fentanyl analogues are killing people all over the United States, the DEA takes a measure of this deadly and growing counterfeit drug epidemic. The recent arrival of large amounts of “counterfeit prescription drugs containing fentanyls” is causing an explosive growth in overdose deaths in the United States, according to a…

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