Archive for December 2005

Alabama attorney general to review doctor over fake flu shots

State Attorney General Troy King will review the case of a former Montgomery physician cited for giving more than 90 fake flu shots and will decide whether to take legal action. By Phillip Rawls December 13, 2005 Read the full story at al.com.

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Dr Dora, the scourge of Nigeria’s drug fakers, is honoured

She is known affectionately in her native Nigeria as Doctor Dora but, to the criminal gangs that peddle counterfeit drugs in one of the world's most corrupt countries, Professor Dora Akunyili is not a figure of affection. She is the enemy and they want her dead. By Simon Usborne December 9, 2005 Read the full…

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Counterfeit medicine ring busted

A division of the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday busted the largest-ever underground drug-manufacturing ring and seized as much as 550,000 counterfeit drug pills worth NT$300 million in the market. December 9, 2005 Read the full story at chinapost.com.

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Langston EL. The Quality Quandary. California Western Intl Law J. 2005;36:19-32.

America’s physicians write over three billion prescriptions a year for patients1—and they need to know that when patients fill those prescriptions, the drugs they take are safe. Physicians want their patients to be able to get those drugs at the lowest price possible. Patient safety and drug quality are the overriding issues, as physicians work…

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Counterfeit goods can be unsafe

CONCORD, N.C. — Law enforcement officers were at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Tuesday, learning how to spot counterfeit merchandise. The training session attracted officers from many parts of the state. Companies such as Louis Vuitton and the Motion Picture Association lent their expertise. By Megan Burton and Kyle Almond December 6, 2005 Read the full…

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