Recently, there has been talk in our nation’s Capitol about overhauling the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) presence both in the United States and abroad. This is an important step in improving the safety of prescription medications from the global public health threat of counterfeit drugs and the untold harm they cause unsuspecting consumers. But, with limited budget and resources, will the FDA be able to pull off the task?

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The RPSGB and the MHRA have collaborated on new guidance for pharmacists which explains the causes and consequences of counterfeiting and provides pharmacists with practical advice on detecting and reporting suspected counterfeit medicines. The guidance will be available at www.rpsgb.org and at www.mhra.gov.uk from 26 May 2006. The guidance has been jointly developed by the…

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NUTLEY, N.J., May 8 (UPI) — Roche on Monday released guidelines to help consumers avoid fake Tamiflu, the anti-viral effective against bird flu. Among its anti-counterfeit pointers –which can be found at www.tamiflu.com– the Swiss firm said people should be particularly careful when purchasing the treatment on the Internet, be wary of drugs offered for sale without a prescription…

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TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ – CSA International, in cooperation with the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and other anti- counterfeiting experts, today officially launched the Canadian Anti- Counterfeiting Network (CACN), a new coalition that focuses on the prevention and elimination of counterfeit and pirated goods in Canada. “Counterfeiting can kill, and no person or nation is exempt from…

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