Archive for February 2005

Internet pharmacy convictions welcomed

The Ministry of Health welcomes the convictions of a Dunedin company, Vanilla Limited, and its two shareholders in relation to the sale of prescription medicines over the internet in breach of the Medicines Act 1981. Press Release: Ministry of Health Friday, 18 February 2005 Read the full story at scoop.co.nz.

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Natives eye pill trade: Prairie bands hope to sell cheap medicine in casinos

Indian bands in Manitoba and neighbouring Minnesota are talking about using their special ''sovereign'' status to trade prescription drugs across the border, possibly to be sold at pharmacies located in native-run casinos in the United States. Tom Blackwell, National Post Friday, February 18, 2005 Read the full story at .com.

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Suspected dealer of fake medicines arrested

A FORMER medical representative was arrested in a buy-bust operation that also led to the seizure of counterfeit and expired drugs worth about P5 million. By Leila Salaverria, Inquirer News Service Feb 18, 2005 Read the full story at news.inq7.net.

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Fake viagra capsules from Far East flooding country

Thousands of fake diamond-shaped little blue pills that promise to improve male sexual performance have flooded KwaZulu-Natal. By Kuben Chetty and Sapa February 17, 2005 Read the full story at dailynews.co.za.

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FDA Official Says Drug Importation Up, Posing Health Risks

DES MOINES, Iowa — The number of consumers importing prescription medication online is increasing, posing serious health risks for patients, according to one Food and Drug Administration official. Kate McGinty, Writer February 15, 2005 Read the full story at theiowachannel.com.

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Editorial: Curbing Web drug sales

After years of washing its hands of the booming trade in cross-border Internet drug sales, the federal government has now declared it is no longer prepared to see Canada serve as a bargain-basement drugstore for the United States. Feb. 14, 2005 Read the full story at thestar.com.

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Drawbacks to drugs from Canada

Some Americans have turned to Canada to obtain their prescription drugs in an effort to save money. What many of them don't know is that in doing so they are laying a bet with something that is priceless: their health. Frank Lavernia, M.D., Coconut Creek Read the full story at sun-sentinel.com.

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Medications from many nations headed for U.S.

BRADENTON — When W.E. Greenfield looked outside his door this week to see if his latest shipment of drugs from Canada had shown up, he found instead a small cardboard box with a customs declaration from the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. By MICHAEL POLLICK Last modified: February 11. 2005 4:32AM Read the full…

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Nevada lawmakers question plan to control Internet drug sales

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Nevada legislators questioned Thursday whether a bill that would tighten rules governing wholesalers of prescription drugs would have any effect on stemming counterfeit drug trade over the Internet. By ELIZABETH WHITE February 10, 2005 Read the full story at lasvegassun.com.

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