News tagged with criminal investigations

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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Medical neglect law needs shot in the arm

A review of criminal investigations into medical error, conducted by a University of Manchester team, has shown how difficult it is to convict doctors and nurses for wilfully failing their patients.

Apr 23, 2013
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Dutch recall 50,000 tons of meat across Europe

(AP)—Dutch authorities are recalling 50,000 tons of meat sold as beef across Europe because its exact source cannot be established and it may contain horse meat, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Apr 10, 2013
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Texas governor asks cancer agency to halt grants

(AP)—Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the embattled Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to stop giving grants until concerns about the beleaguered agency are resolved.

Dec 19, 2012
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Poland pulls food suspected of having road salt

(AP) -- Polish health authorities have ordered the withdrawal from the market of more than 230,000 kilograms (500,000 pounds) of pickles, bread and other food suspected of containing industrial salt, the latest development ...

Mar 09, 2012
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US warned French implant maker as far back as 2000

The US Food and Drug Administration warned a French maker of breast implants now feared to be at risk of rupture of "serious" quality control violations involving saline implants back in 2000.

Dec 28, 2011
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