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Two Louisiana Residents Sentenced in Fake Online Pharmacy Case

Troy Tapia and Anthony Rouse III of Louisiana have each been sentenced to three years in prison for acting as drop-shippers for a Thailand-based fake online pharmacy operation. Each man pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. Rouse and Tapia fulfilled U.S. orders from Thai…


Minnesota Night Market Raided, Counterfeit and Misbranded Drugs Seized

Ramsey County Sheriffs in Saint Paul Minnesota conducted an investigation of vendors at an area Hmong night market and discovered counterfeit medication for sale by 2 different vendors. Sheriffs discovered pills, needles, syringes and expired medication during their investigation. Who: Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department. When: April 4, 2016, 2013 – 2016. Where: Saint Paul, Minnesota.…


Nigerian Authorities Seizes Counterfeit Drugs made in China

Counterfeit antibiotics without the power to cure bacterial infections were seized at Abuja airport. A report published yesterday in The Hindu Business Line, a Chennai-based business journal, described an incident in which a counterfeit version of V.S. International’s ciprofloxacin, believed to have originated in China, was seized by Nigeria’s regulatory authority, The National Agency for…


PSAs Warn Cambodians of Counterfeit Drug Dangers

Earlier this month, a public health campaign was launched in Cambodia to help raise awareness and combat the rising threat of counterfeit drugs throughout Southeast Asia. The campaign, launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Convention with the support of Cambodian authorities, includes a nationally broadcasted public service announcement (PSA) series titled “Pharmacide.”


Fake medicines seized, one held

Fake medicines worth Rs 3 lakh were seized from a medical store when a joint team of district administration, police and health department raided it today, Samay sources said. According to the sources, National Medical Store had been running a racket of fake drugs for quite some time. 18 January 2008 Read the full story…


Fake drugs across the price spectrum: WHO study

Mumbai, Dec. 22 It is not just highly priced medicines that are prone to counterfeiting. Medicines priced less than Rs 20 are also common targets for counterfeiting, says a recent World Health Organisation (WHO)-funded study that surveyed the extent of counterfeit medicines in the country. Counterfeits are found in medicines priced below Rs 20, like…


Drug chief admits industry problems

A senior State Food and Drug Administration official admitted yesterday that quality problems existed with some exported pharmaceutical products, while highlighting the need for international co-operation in regulating the global drugs industry. "China is a huge drug-producing country, and the total value of output could reach 500 billion [yuan] each year," administration deputy head Wu…


Counterfeiting confidence: 15% of drugs sold are fake

The widespread manufacture and sale of spurious drugs in India places the people at serious risk. According to several reports, out of the total organised medicines market of Rs 30,000 crore, the spurious drugs alone account for almost 15% of the medicines sold in the country. Considering the huge market for spurious drugs, most people…

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