Archive for January 2007

Sale of expired, spurious drugs on rise in Afghanistan

KABUL: Seeking treatment for her grandmother is an experience Nilab will never forget. The 20-year-old from the central Logar province had brought her grandmother to Kabul for treating a fever in late July. The 70-year-old passed away after she began medication. "She was fine until the night before," said Nilab. "We took her to a…

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Chinese police arrest 5,000 people in counterfeit, inferior goods cases

Chinese police dealt with more than 4,600 cases involving counterfeit and inferior goods from January to November 2006, according to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). Police arrested more than 5,000 people in relation to the cases and the value of goods involved reached 1.28 billion yuan (164 million U.S. dollars), an MPS official said.…

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4 Chinese nabbed in Binondo

Police have raided several drugstores reportedly selling unregistered medicines in Binondo, Manila, last Friday and have arrested five people, including four Chinese nationals. Newly-installed Criminal Investigation and Detection Group director Chief Superintendent Edgardo Doromal identified the arrested persons as Roger Pincas, sales representative of Vita Green, Teresita Cheng, Kun Zhang Chen, assistant manager and manager,…

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Two Afghans arrested for manufacturing fake medicines

QUETTA: Two Afghan refugees allegedly involved in the manufacture and sale of spurious life-saving drugs were arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) under the Herbal and Drugs Act 1965 on Saturday. The arrests were made in a raid in the Kuchlak area on the outskirts of the provincial capital. FIA officials told The News…

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20% of medicines sold are fake: ASSOCHAM

The indigenous spurious medicines market has grown to Rs40bn from an estimated Rs30bn in 2005, as 20% of medicines are sold across India are fake, according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). The latest study 'Counterfeits, Spurious & Contraband Goods: Preventive & Remedial Issues, says that of the 20% fake…

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Is Your Medicine The Real Deal?

When Leslie-Ann Lescarbeau saw the sales pitch from a pharmacy called Med4Home on the Internet and TV in 2004, she couldn't resist signing up. Med4Home promised to deliver her medications right to her door and file her Medicare claims for her. Lescarbeau, 50, suffers from asthma and other lung problems and sometimes uses a wheelchair.…

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Accused in spurious drug case held

HYDERABAD: CID sleuths on Friday have arrested Rami Reddy Pandu Rangadu, an accused in a spurious drug case and against whom a non-bailable warrant was pending since 2001. Rami Reddy, who was nabbed from Satyavedu in Chittoor district, was brought to Hyderabad and produced before the court on Saturday. 7 January 2007 Read the full…

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