Manitoba regulators have decided to stop licensing the province's controversial Internet pharmacies, arguing it is impossible to oversee operations whose customers live mostly in another country. The move, scheduled to take effect at the end of June, could kill the industry in Manitoba, prompting its 22 businesses to close or relocate. By Tom Blackwell 13…

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WAVY.com continues to follow developing news concerning illegal online drugs. Police have shut down the out-of-state pharmacy that sent medication to a local 16-year-old. And now, we've learned the pharmacy is accused of contributing to another person's death. Tracy Taylor tells us her troubles began when her husband was in a car accident. His doctor…

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Bryan A. Liang, MD, PhD, JD

It looks as though the problems from China-sourced heparin are far from over.  An unknown substance, similar in chemical makeup to heparin, has been found in batches of the blood thinner produced by U.S.-based Baxter International and Germany-based Rotexmedica. 

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State authorities have arrested three people from Grove they say are connected with an Internet pharmacy in Delaware County. County drug task force officers arrested Randolph Earl Enyart, 45; Kristina Donohoe, 25; and Tammy Walker, 37. The alleged operator of the pharmacy, Norman Edward Enyart Jr., also known as J.R. Enyart, is expected to surrender,…

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Bryan A. Liang, MD, PhD, JD

It's an interesting phenomenon.  We have general agreement that fake medicines put people in harms way – but an increasing number of these drugs are entering the world's markets.  In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that up to 10 percent of all medicines are counterfeits, rising to 25 percent in some countries.

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Police personnel at Motema police station yesterday arrested a driver with four cartons of assorted pharmaceutical drugs at Mambodu junction in Kono district. Mustapha Kamara and his vehicle with registration number ADA 262 was stopped by the police for searching when the drugs were discovered. Kamara was being led to the station when a passenger…

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Dakar, Senegal – The United Nations and its member states are failing to address serious threats to life and health posed by the promotion of unproven AIDS 'cures' and by counterfeit antiretroviral drugs," a global rights body, Human Rights Watch, stated in a recently released dossier. In the dossier, titled "Dangerous medicines: Unproven AIDS cures…

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — "A lot of illegal and counterfeit drugs are being sold on the Taiwan market," said Jeffrey Harris, managing director of Orient Commercial Enquiries, "and this poses a clear and present health danger to Taiwanese consumers." Harris made the remarks at an American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Intellectual Property and Licensing Committee…

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