Medications

Fake drugs that could kill are on the rise in Western countries

Fake medicines—illegal and substandard pharmaceuticals—have until now largely been a problem in low and middle-income countries. Ranging from lifestyle products to lifesaving medicines, such products are now also on the ...

Medications

Ivory Coast breaks up huge fake drugs market

Ivory Coast authorities deployed dozens of police Wednesday to break up a fake drugs market in Abidjan estimated to supply nearly a third of all treatments sold in the country.

Medications

Police seize millions in huge fake Viagra swoop

Police in several European countries on Monday arrested 12 people and seized millions of euros in assets in a swoop on counterfeit Viagra dealers, authorities said.

Medications

Spain police seize fake medicine from Asia, detain 13

Spanish police said Tuesday they have detained 13 people suspected of selling large quantities of fake medication, including erectile dysfunction drugs and antibiotics, made in Asia over the Internet.

Medications

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.

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