Consumer protection group's new resource helps Americans cut prescription costs without compromising drug safety.
WASHINGTON – A collection of online educational materials are now available for free to consumers to help fend off the dangers of contaminated or counterfeit drugs. Unveiled today by the Partnership for Safe Medicines, Consumer Resources is designed to help consumers ensure the safety of their prescription drugs and includes guides on safely purchasing medicines online and how to save money without compromising drug safety.[...]
Protecting Yourself & Your Family Patients and providers need to be on alert and aware of the real risks associated with online pharmacies and counterfeit medicines. Learn about counterfeit medicines in order to avoid, detect, and report them. You can minimize your risk of getting a counterfeit medicine, and you can also fight back by reporting these cases to the…[...]
Drug Alerts & Warnings * 15 August 2007. Health Canada. Health Canada Reminds Consumers About the Risks of Buying Drugs Online * 4 April 2007. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA WARNING: Risks of buying Accutane (isotretinoin) over the Internet * July 12, 2006. Health Canada Alert. Counterfeit Product Linked to Death of Ontario Horse…[...]
Counterfeit Drugs Whether you live in the United States, Russia, or Ghana, counterfeit drugs are a serious patient safety problem all around the globe. Not only do counterfeit drugs defraud consumers, they deny ill patients the therapies that can alleviate suffering and save lives. And in some cases, counterfeit drugs cause great harm and fatalities.…[...]
About Partnership For Safe Medicines Counterfeit drugs are a serious patient safety problem. The Partnership for Safe Medicines is working together to protect the safety of your prescription drugs. Download our organizational profile book. [PDF] The Partnership for Safe Medicines is a group of not-for-profit organizations and individuals that have policies, procedures, or programs to…[...]
The chairperson of the National Drug Authority (NDA) Dr. Frank Mwesigye has said that the institution will continue to fight counterfeit drugs on the market to ensure safety and to avoid exploitation of the people. The NDA is a government body charged with regulating drug use and manufacture in the country. 19 November 2008 Read…[...]
BEIJING — Under fire for not having the resources to better protect consumers at home, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is deploying staff members abroad to work directly with importers and foreign regulatory agencies to guard against contaminated animal feed, counterfeit drugs, toys made with lead paint and dairy products containing melamine. By Maureen…[...]