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Archive for November 2006

Pharmacist raises alert of cross-border threat

Americans could face a new terrorist threat, one that comes in the form of a pill, said Ontario Pharmacists' Association (OPA) CEO Marc Kealey. Kealey, a Lorne Park resident, spoke Monday at a Rotary Club of Ottawa meeting, telling his audience that the threat is one of several potential outcomes of the U.S. Department of…

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Store sealed for selling expired drugs

NAWABSHAH: A medical store located in front of the People s Medical College Hospital was sealed by Provincial Drug Inspector on a complaint of Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate on the allegation of selling expired drugs. The complaint of expired drugs was lodged by Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Malik Roshan Afzal. The judge said…

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Didn’t know pills were fake, insists pharmacist

Accused Hamilton pharmacist Abadir Nasr admits he purchased counterfeit drugs, but says he did not know the cardiovascular medication was fake at the time. In an affidavit filed in court, Nasr, 29, told the Ontario College of Pharmacists that between January and June 2005 he purchased Norvasc in 5-milligram and 10-milligram strength from a man…

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SON’s War Against Substandard Goods

The Standards Organisations of Nigeria (SON) was established by Act No. 56 of 1971, Act CAP 412 of the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Act also has amendments to Act No. 20 of 1976, No. 32 of 1984 and No. 18 of 1990. By Section 1 of Act No. 56 of 1971,…

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Drug website logo to protect patients from rogue sellers

THE sale of medicines over the internet is to be subject to tighter regulation with the introduction of a new stamp of approval designed to protect patients from disreputable websites. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society will start a pilot scheme this week in which creditable online pharmacies will be identified with a logo, so that buyers…

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Scam Alert: Health and medical scams flourish on the Internet

Every day, more people turn to the World Wide Web to conduct their own research on medical conditions and treatment. While the Web is full of valuable and detailed information, it is also a boiling stew of misinformation and outright lies. Health and medical scams and schemes are rampant. To combat the growing amount of…

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Weston man admits fake drugs sales

When he was arrested in 2003, Weston's Michael A. Carlow was labeled the leader of a ring that funneled at least $46 million of fake and illegal medicine into U.S. drugstores. On Friday, Carlow pleaded guilty to the biggest accusation: Acting as a middleman in the sale of 200,000 bottles of fake or illegal cholesterol…

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Pharmacists Welcome Drug Export Bill …With a Reservation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(CCNMatthews – Nov. 2, 2006) – The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) welcomes Bill C-378 as a critical step forward but believes it does not go quite far enough. Tabled by M.P. Dr. Carolyn Bennett, the Bill would amend the Food and Drugs Act to provide any Minister of Health with the authority to ban…

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