Archive for July 2005

Drug wars: Online pharmacies can become ‘pill mills’

When Florida authorities raided a group of Internet-based pharmacies last week, a ripple of anxiety spread among people who use no-questions-asked Web sites to order powerful pain-killers and psychoactive drugs. July 21, 2005 Read the full story at news-journalonline.com.

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Prescribed medication could be fake; local men face charges

The medication you rely on to treat a critical illness may be fake. In other words, it may be ineffective and maybe even harmful. Problem pills are making their way into hospitals and pharmacies and prosecutors found a connection to a Kissimmee wholesaler. July 21, 2005 Read the full story at wftv.com.

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Wholesale standards address drug safety and pedigree

IMPAC announced a new accreditation process for the wholesale pharmaceutical industry to address the safety of the drug supply domestically and internationally. July 21, 2005 Read the full story at arrivenet.com.

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Bitter pill poppers cut costs

The US has the highest prices for medicines in the world, so five American states have decided to import them from Australia. The governors of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, and Wisconsin, Jim Doyle, announced the plan because they feared that US drug companies could cut off access to cheaper drugs from Canada. By Mark Coultan July…

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5 Drug-Importing States Add 2 Countries as Sources

CHICAGO – Illinois and Wisconsin announced plans on Monday to add Australia and New Zealand to the states' prescription drug import program, expanding options for their own residents and those of three other states who are seeking less expensive medicines. By Gretchen Ruethling July 19, 2005 Read the full story at nytimes.com.

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Counterfeit drugs: a major problem for Asia

Cheap imitation medicines are doing more harm than good to patients in the Asia Pacific Region. The FDA has estimated that in parts of Asia fake drugs account for more than 50 per cent of medicinal sales and kill thousands of people every year, reports Hridyesh Pandey. By Hridyesh Pandey July 15, 2005 Read the…

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