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Drug Name Confusion Makes Imports Dangerous: FDA

Many doctors and pharmacists in the U.S. are not aware that ingredients of drugs sold abroad are different from ingredients of drugs of the same brand name or a similar sounding name in the country.

An alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) //said medication name mix-ups pose serious health consequences to consumers if they end up buying and using the wrong medicine.

An FDA study of drugs marketed in 28 countries across the globe found many cases where similar prescription names could lead to disasters.

National Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Prices (NLAPDP), a leading consumer advocate group which advocates import of drugs to supply cheaper medicine to the cash-strapped American consumer, believes the FDA is highlighting the danger to help further the Bush Administration's anti-drug importation agenda.

Sharon Treat, executive director of the NLAPDP said, "All this alert does is prove the point that you need a regulated program for imported drugs.This is part of a U.S. government campaign to discourage enactment of legislation to import drugs from other countries," she added.

However, Ilisa Bernstein, director of pharmacy affairs at the FDA, said systems were in place in the U.S. to minimize the risk of having confusing drug names. The American consumer needs to know that safeguards against confusion of names of medicines did not exist in many other countries. There are no such systems to deal with this problem internationally.

Bernstein said the FDA review did not cover "every single drug in the world." However, "we did an analysis of drugs marketed in 28 countries and the U.S.," she said.

The FDA review, which covered drugs marketed in 28 countries in the world, found that 105 U.S. brand names are so similar to foreign brand names that patients could get a drug with the wrong ingredients. In addition, 18 of the foreign brand names have the same name as a U.S. marke
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