Archive for July 2006

Consumer Rights Watchdog: 30% of drugs counterfeit in Russia

MOSCOW. July 20 (Interfax) – The drug market ought to be regulated strictly by the state, said Alexander Kalinin, director general of the Consumer Rights Protection National Foundation. "The market of drugs, medical substances [raw material used for the production of medicines] ought to have strict principles, forms and methods of state regulation," Kalinin said…

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State Council meets on energy, fake drug, mine accident

BEIJING, July 19 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao presided over an executive meeting of the State Council Wednesday, which passed in principle a resolution on the issue of energy saving and approved punitive measures in handling a major fake drug case and a deadly coal mine explosion. The resolution, entitled "State Council Resolution on…

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Counterfeit drugs and border security

On March 29, the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force unsealed an indictment charging 19 persons with operating a global crime and terrorism ring spanning Lebanon, Canada, China, Brazil, Paraguay and the United States. The ring sold counterfeit drugs and other contraband materials, largely through direct consumer shipment from Canada, to Americans seeking cheaper drugs. It,…

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UK finds further fake packs of Pfizer drug Lipitor

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – British authorities have found more counterfeit packs of Pfizer Inc's (PFE.N: Quote, Profile, Research) blockbuster cholesterol pill Lipitor in the legitimate supply chain, highlighting the risk posed by fake drugs, officials said on Wednesday. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency first seized fake packs of the medicine in July…

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National Assembly to Boost NAFDAC’s Activities

Senate President Ken Nnamani says the National Assembly is working on laws that will support and enhance the activities of NAFDAC. Nnamani disclosed this at the weekend in Awka when the Anambra State Government hosted NAFDAC Director General NAFDAC Dora Akunyili to honour her for the award she bagged from the New York-based Times Magazines.…

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Analysis: Lawmakers lax on counterfeiting

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) — The problem of drug counterfeiting is taking on crisis proportions, health-policy experts said late last week, but U.S policymakers are not giving the issue the attention it deserves. 'They just don`t get it, and I don`t think it`s possible for us to walk away from this and say `just…

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Fake medicine manufacturing factory unearthed in Ctg

CHITTAGONG, Jul 11: A fake medicine manufacturing factory has been unearthed in north Agrabad area in the port city recently. Chittagong Port (CP) Magistrate Munir Chowdhury discovered the factory during a scheduled drive. Sources said illegal and adulterated medicines were manufactured in this factory which had been doing business in the name of Orison Pharmaceuticals…

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Man to plead guilty in Viagra scam

A Gardena man has agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge of selling 3,000 tablets of counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs from China, prosecutors said Monday. Masaru Yamasato, 44, signed an agreement last month to plead guilty to one count of selling a counterfeit drug, which carries a maximum one-year sentence and a $1,000…

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