Archive for January 2011

Hacked Military and Government Computers Push Online Rogue Pharmacies

A U.S. web hosting provider admitted that hackers have invaded dozens of web pages
of government, educational and financial sites through a software flaw to promote online rogue
pharmacies.

Brian Krebs, an investigative journalist, reported that a customer of a Utah based web site host provider exploited a bug in a web site
administration tool used by a majority of hosting providers to ultimately
redirect visitors from these institutional websites to online stores selling prescription drugs without
prescription requirements.

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7,000 Pills Vanished in Pharmacy Theft

A Northeast Florida pharmacist has been charged with the theft of 7,000 prescription painkiller pills from a Rite Aid drug store that are still missing.

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Anti-Counterfeiting Tech On the Rise

Anti-counterfeiting specialists believe that medicine counterfeiting will increase in 2011. Pharma IQ conducted a survey in October 2000 of 1000 medicine anti-counterfeiting experts. More than 60% stated that the threat of fake drugs will increase in 2011. Experts are concerned about the rate of growth in emerging markets in Asia as well as internet sales…

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Fake Drugs Sold Like Peanuts

Nigerian police intercepted a pharmacist storing fake medicines in plastic buckets, including ones that had not been legitimately produced in more than nine years.

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