News tagged with counterfeiters

FDA warns of bogus botox

(HealthDay)—Counterfeit Botox may have been distributed to doctors' offices and medical clinics across the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Apr 20, 2015
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Falsified medicines taint global supply

When you take a medication for, say, high cholesterol, do you know that pill is really what the label says it is? Depending upon the type of medicine and where you live, the threat of falsified medications (also referred ...

Apr 20, 2015
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Tagging drugs to fight counterfeit medicines

The U.S. and other countries are enacting rules to clamp down on the sales of fake pharmaceuticals, which pose a public health threat. But figuring out a system to track and authenticate legitimate drugs still faces significant ...

Feb 25, 2015
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FDA device will screen for fake medicines overseas

U.S. health officials are making a high-tech screening device available to African authorities to help spot counterfeit malaria pills in hopes that the technology may eventually be used to combat the fake drug trade worldwide.

Apr 24, 2013
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Illegal medications seized in 16 African countries

An unprecedented crackdown in 16 African countries netted 82 million doses of illegal or counterfeit drugs, including antibiotics, contraceptives and malaria treatments, the World Customs Organisation (WCO) said on Thursday.

Oct 25, 2012
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