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Northern company found manufacturing copycat drugs

A pharmaceutical company in northern Ha Tay province Wednesday was forced to destroy bulk packages of drugs found to be similar to a French medicinal product. The Hatay Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company (Hataphar) demolished the 1,920 copycat empty packages under the supervision of inspectors of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE) and the…


Pharmacist’s trial told of numb face

Beryl Preston was flying home to Canada from a winter holiday in Cuba when one side of her face went suddenly numb. The retired Dofasco employee, who was taking six different medications for high blood pressure and other ailments, got the attention of a flight attendant, explaining the numbness was spreading across her face toward…


Islamabad flood affected given expired drugs

Bijbehara, Sep 11: The soil is still damp and walls of residential houses moist in Gundi Nawroz area of Bijbehara, a week after the floodwater receded from the marooned area. The people are slowly returning to their houses after the surging water level in Jhelum and Lidder river forced them to migrate to safer places…


RCMP slow in issuing fake heart medication advisory

The RCMP was planning its warning about potentially life-threatening fake heart medication being dispensed in Hamilton six days before making it public. The planning was going on while people given the fake Norvasc pills remained unaware of the concern. By Marissa Nelson11 September 2006 Read the full story at


Kenya: New Agency to Control Sale of Fake Drugs

An agency to tackle counterfeit drugs and quacks is to be formed by the Government. Members will come from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, the National Quality Laboratory and the Inspectorate of Medicines and Pharmacies. The agency would be similar to those in Tanzania and Uganda, the director of Medical Services, Dr James Nyikal, said…


Incidence of fake drugs drops by 24.3 percent in Nigeria: study

ncidence of fake drugs has dropped by 24.3 percent in the past five years, according to a study on counterfeit and substandard medicines in the country released on Friday. At the ceremony the study was released in the capital Abuja, NAFDAC Director General Dora Akunyili said, "overall, counterfeit drugs in circulation have dropped from an…



PARIS, 8 sept 2006 (AFP) – French customs officials said Friday that they have detected 3,000 tablets of fake Viagra — the male impotence drug — in a consignment of contraband from China. Other goods found in a number of Paris stores included 16,000 toys, watches, sun-glasses and hand-bags. The total value of the haul…

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