The Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) in the Upper East Region on Thursday, burnt a quantity of confiscated goods estimated at about 112 million Cedis. The items, which included assorted foreign cigarettes, fake and expired pharmaceutical drugs, mosquito coils and Chinese herbal tea, were seized at various entry points in the Region by CEPS…

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De Inspectie voor de Gezondheidszorg heeft vandaag aan diverse advertentie-sites, zoals speurders.nl en snuffelcorner.nl, gevraagd een waarschuwing te plaatsen, waarin de inspectie het publiek waarschuwt voor de aankoop van geneesmiddelen via internet. In de waarschuwing stelt de inspectie dat alleen geregistreerde geneesmiddelen gekocht en gebruikt mogen worden. Geneesmiddelen die zijn geregistreerd, zijn getoetst op kwaliteit,…

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Karachi: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan has ordered to take effective measures to control the selling of fake drugs across the province. In a meeting held in this regard on Saturday at the Governor House, he underlined the need of strict enforcement of the Drug Act to control fake drugs. 30 March 2007 Read…

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Expectations that Onitsha drug market closed by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over discovery of fake and counterfeit drugs would be opened soon were dashed yesterday as the agency said it has no plans to open the market soon. Though the NAFDAC Director General, Prof Dora Akunyili had earlier…

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Congressmen Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Gene Green (D-TX) sponsored a congressional briefing today to discuss the growing threat of counterfeit prescription medications and promote their new legislation designed to combat the proliferation of fake medicines. Also present were representatives from the pharmaceutical industry and the national association representing state boards of pharmacy who discussed the…

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(Le Quotidien du pharmacien, Les Echos – 22 mars 2007) L'association Pharmaciens sans frontires Comit international (PSF-CI), qui a annonc le transfert de son sige de Clermont-Ferrand Bordeaux, vient de lancer sa campagne d'adhsion 2007 et espre atteindre le millier d'adhrents, contre 635 en 2006. Cette anne, son action sera axe sur "le combat contre…

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PETALING JAYA, March 22 (Bernama) — The Health Ministry seized 1.4 million capsules of fake sexual stimulants worth RM14 million from a container in Penang recently, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said Wednesday night. He said the seizure, the biggest so far by the ministry's pharmaceutical enforcement division, was made on March…

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OTTAWA, March 22 /CNW Telbec/ – A coalition of Canadian pharmacists and patients today called on the Regional Coroner for Vancouver Island to hold an inquest into the death of a British Columbia woman who died apparently after taking counterfeit pills she ordered online from a purported Canadian internet pharmacy. The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA),…

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Year-end data released today by IMS Health, the world's leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, shows that Canadian internet pharmacy sales to the United States dropped sharply in 2006 compared to 2005. While 2005 sales to the U.S. recorded by Canadian internet pharmacies reached $420 million, 2006 sales declined by…

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