News tagged with fake drugs

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
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Thailand to sell generic Viagra drug: officials

Thailand has approved an affordable generic version of the anti-impotence drug Viagra to go on sale next week, as the country looks to combat rampant counterfeit production, officials said Wednesday.

Sep 26, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

System to catch fake drugs has idled for years

(AP) -- The news this week that a fake version of the cancer medicine Avastin has made its way into the United States highlights a longtime concern: There are few safeguards to make sure fake drugs can be ...

Feb 16, 2012
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

China breaks up fake medicine racket

China said Friday it had busted a gang that produced and sold fake medicine -- some made of animal feed -- arresting 114 suspects and seizing more than 65 million counterfeit tablets.

Nov 04, 2011
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0