Archive for May 2007

Task force destroys N8 million counterfeit drugs

FAKE and counterfeit drugs, foods and beverages worth about N8 million were on Friday destroyed in Umuahia by the Abia state task force on fake/counterfeit drugs and unwholesome processed foods. The Chairman of the Task Force, Dr Lambert Mgbaja, said that the items were seized from the Ariaria International market, Eziukwu Road market as well…

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Medicines being produced without main ingredients

Many pharmaceutical companies in the country are manufacturing and marketing medicines without their main chemical ingredients, reports. Such evil practices could destroy Bangladesh s burgeoning pharmaceutical sector that export high quality drugs to some 65 countries, industry sources warned.(UNB) They pointed out that some unscrupulous industry owners are manufacturing and marketing sub-standard drugs in the…

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Counterfeit Viagra seized

NAGPUR: Fake Viagra pills worth close to Rs 10 lakh have been seized during a series of raids conducted by a private vigilance company in collaboration with local police stations from across the country. After busting seven rackets across India, Mumbai-based vigilance company Enforcers of Intellectual Property Rights (EIPR) Ltd conducted the latest operation in…

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DOH intensifies info drive vs. fake drugs

To ensure that the sick will not be conned, the Department of Health continues its drive against counterfeit drugs through active information dissemination. Counterfeit medicines are those that are deliberately and fraudulently mislabeled with respect to identity and source and can apply to both branded and generic products. Counterfeit products may include those with the…

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Shepherd MD.* Impact of Drug Importation on Community Pharmacy and Patient Care. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2007 May-Jun ;47:319-20, 323-4, 327

Abstract. With the political powers shifting in both congressional houses, many pharmaceutical issues have resurfaced in the 110th Congress. One of these is legalization of drug importation. Many Democrats and Republicans have already stated that this is a high-priority item. In the first 60 days of the First Session, two bills were introduced that would…

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FDA Warns Consumers about Counterfeit Drugs from Multiple Internet Sellers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning U.S. consumers about dangers associated with buying prescription drugs over the Internet. This alert is being issued based on information the agency received showing that 24 apparently related Web sites may be involved in the distribution of counterfeit prescription drugs. On three occasions during recent months, FDA…

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