Navigation Links
Action Urged Against Fake Medicines

Health experts have warned that the growing menace of potentially lethal or harmful counterfeit medicines has to be contained// otherwise there would be a global health crisis.

"There is a growing threat to patient safety in the developed and developing world," said Jo Harkness, of the International Alliance of Patients' Organizations. "Currently the low penalties for counterfeits are shocking. Countering supply chains is vital." The call was made at the sidelines of the World Health Organization’s annual assembly.

Kustan Tinah of Indonesia's National Agency for Drug and Food Control said that in more than half the cases of counterfeit antibiotics, painkillers and other medicines detected in Indonesia, they had not found any active ingredient or if found there was very little of it.

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations (IFPMA) said that last year there were 781 cases where counterfeit medicines had been seized. This was 40 percent more than what had been taken in 2004. "The source of counterfeit products seems to be largely from two countries, China and India. They are trying to address the problem because it poses a considerable danger to their own populations," said IFPMA Director General Harvey Bale. "While counterfeit CDs have been a high priority, frankly counterfeit medicines haven't."

He added that up to one to two percent of the drugs distributed were fake, "We've even seen criminal rings trading from illicit drugs to counterfeit medicines, because it's less risky," Bale commented.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Action of nerve cells
2. Herbs With Estrogen Action Aggravate Cancer Risk
3. Immunosuppressive Action Of Fungal Metabolite - Gliotoxin
4. Legal Action against Authority Regarding Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Diseas
5. Mode Of Action Of The Anti-Convulsant Valproate
6. Action Plan Against Drug Deaths Launched
7. Ramadoss to Take Severe Action against Fertility Clinics Conducting Stem Cell Therapy
8. UN Formulates Action Plan for Relief to Recovery in Quake-hit Areas of Pakistan
9. HIV Infected Body Parts Stolen: Biomedical Tissue Services To Face Legal Action
10. India to Implement National Action Plan against TB-HIV
11. Supreme Court Warns Medicos of Contempt Action
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/16/2017)... , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... attorney, science teacher, http://www.ageofautism.com/legal , Sharon Kleyne, America’s leading water educator, ... to her nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... , ... San Francisco dentist, Dr. Ben Amini , the founder at ... is capable of taking digital impressions of teeth and gums. Conventional bite impressions have ... restorations , in terms of speed, efficiency and patient comfort. Increasingly, digital impressions are ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... , ... January 15, 2017 , ... ... Community Outreach is a program that strives to better communities around the world ... locations’ community. It also provides the opportunity for team members to become involved ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... January 15, 2017 ... ... nominate their choice of best physicians in eight Bay Area counties for 2017. ... by the healthcare research company managing the award process. Results were announced the ...
(Date:1/14/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Healthy living brand Moody Zook recently came ... With more and more people opting to go organic in their lifestyle, the ... to specific needs. , Moody Zook focused particularly on their newly launched activated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... Jan. 16, 2017  This report by Persistence ... catheters market for the period 2016–2024. The primary ... and information related to market opportunities in the ... market study demonstrates the various dynamics that are ... status of the global peripherally inserted central catheters ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... Wash. , Jan. 16, 2017  Verathon ® Inc., ... announced the launch of new GlideScope ® Spectrum TM ... Dynamic Light Control TM and Ambient Light Reduction TM ... Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... 16, 2017  Harrington Discovery Institute at University ... – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery ... Scholars selected in collaboration with Alzheimer,s Drug Discovery ... of Oxford. Harrington Discovery Institute ... advance discoveries into new medicines that will improve ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: