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Archive for September 2006

Fake medical kits racket busted

FOLLOWING a police inquiry, a principal supplier of medical kits — used for testing for infections like HIV, hepatitis, malaria and others — was charged with tampering the manufacturing and expiry dates of the kits. These kits with tampered labels of expiry dates were reportedly supplied to government hospitals, blood banks and even private retail…


Spurious drug unit detected

Police on Monday night unearthed a spurious syrup factory and seized 5,000 bottles of addictive phensidyl syrup from Porahati Bazaar in the Keraniganj area of the capital. 27 September 2006 Read the full story at


Co-founder of online drug industry scales back after counterfeit allegations

WINNIPEG (CP) – A Manitoba co-founder of the multimillion-dollar online pharmacy industry is scaling back his business., owned by Andrew Strempler, has turned over its dispensing operation to, the largest player in the industry. 27 September 2006 Read the full story at


Globaler Anstieg von Arzneimittelflschungen

Allein im Jahr 2005 wurden nach Angaben der Food and Drug Administration (FDA) weltweit geflschte Arzneimittel in einer Hhe von ca. 35 Mrd. Dollar gehandelt. Bis 2010 rechnet das amerikanische Center for Medicines in the Public Interest sogar mit einem Anstieg dieses Volumens auf rund 75 Mrd. Dollar. Auch Europa wird zunehmend davon betroffen.…


South Africa: Authorities Rush to Control Illegal Medicines Boom

Illegal medicines might be stealing their way onto the South African market while health and Medicines Control Council (MCC) officials try to fast-track monitoring the safety and efficacy of these drugs. The MCC estimated about 30,000 medicines were registered with it, of which only a few were natural or homeopathic remedies, also known as complementary…


Court rejects ‘unlawful medicines seizure’

The Cape High Court has rejected an application by a local pharmaceuticals company claiming a department of health seizure of medicines at their premises was unlawful. Tokai-based BCC Pharmaceuticals made this claim in an application against the minister of health, the Medicines Control Council and the minister of safety and security. By Fatima Schroeder 25…


Spurious medicines

ADULTERATED medicines, including lifesaving drugs, are flooding the domestic market, it is alleged, while the country is exporting high-quality ones across the world. Taking the opportunity of the lax in supervision of the local market by the concerned department, a section of the dishonest pharmacists are engaged in such business in adulterated medicines that are…


Two Charged In Internet Drug Case

Two Pinehurst men are among 11 people recently indicted and charged with selling prescription drugs over the Internet. The U.S. Department of Justice also named an Atlanta-based company in the indictment. The company allegedly sold generic versions of prescription steroids, drugs such as Valium and Xanax and sexual performance drugs such as Viagra and Cialis.…


Poland targeted by Internet Viagra scammers

Poland has become a rather lucrative market for Internet scammers selling fake drugs using e-mail spam marketing programs. Polish people, as well as many others in Eastern Europe, are prone to purchase the fake drugs because the low cost of the drugs make them very attractive to people with low monthly incomes. Internet pharmacies in…

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