News tagged with counterfeiters

Online pharmacy crackdown shutters 1,677 websites

U.S. and international regulators have seized more than $41 million in illegal medicines worldwide and shut down 1,677 websites as part of their ongoing fight against counterfeit drugs sold over the Internet.

Jun 27, 2013
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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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Fake Avastin contained several chemicals, no drug

(AP) -- Counterfeit versions of the popular cancer drug Avastin obtained by European regulators contain a variety of chemicals, but not the active ingredient found in the genuine drug, according to drugmaker Roche.

Feb 28, 2012
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