Navigation Links
Fake medicines from India seized in Europe

Over half a million packets of fake medicines, most of them from India, were seized by European customs officials during 2005// , according to officials here.

The fake medicines include Viagra, antibiotics, medicines to treat cancer and high cholesterol and condoms. A sample that was investigated revealed that what was being passed off as a cardiovascular drug contained a mixture of brick dust.

"A secret wave of dangerous fakes is threatening the people in Europe," said Laszlo Kovacs, the EU Taxation Commissioner.

He said that counterfeiting and piracy remained a major concern for the public and legitimate manufacturers.

The latest European customs statistics released Saturday said that in 148 operations last year, customs officers intercepted 560,598 packets of fake medicines. The seizures were double the 2004 rate, but there are fears that even more counterfeit products may have entered the EU undetected.

Three quarters of the cases involved fake medicines imported from India, with seven percent from Egypt and six percent from China. Other sources included Thailand, Argentina, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Indonesia.

The statistics revealed that customs officers across Europe uncovered 26,700 consignments of counterfeit and pirated goods, seizing more than 75 million items.

"The key is to be faster than the counterfeiters," Kovacs said. "We must quickly identify, and act to deal with, new routes of fraud and constantly changing counterfeit patterns to protect our health, safety and the economy."

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries called for tougher action at both the European and global level.

The European Commission said: "Most fakes are now household items rather than luxury goods and the high quality of fakes often makes identification impossible without technical expertise."

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Diuretics are better for treating blood pressure problems than newer medicines
2. Compulsory testing for heavy metal content in herbal medicines
3. High concentration of heavy metals in Herbal medicines
4. Doctors must exercise caution while prescribing medicines to elders
5. Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India
6. AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent
7. Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery
8. International community warns India on HIV situation
9. India takes on foot-and-mouth disease by vaccinating animals
10. Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos
11. India to benefit from pharma companies move
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Fake medicines from India seized Europe

(Date:4/18/2015)... Lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com has released a new blog ... auto insurance prices . , Drivers who ... theft may have to pay more for auto insurance ... policies can also offer protection against vehicle theft. ... online on a single website: http://lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com/ . ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... In the past few weeks, TheBeautyPlace.com has been undergoing ... to run maintenance on our shipping facilities to update ... PR Director. "It disrupted our regular shipping schedule but ... on track after having completed the maintenance." , Now, ... which has not allowed some calls to come in ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... “ ArcAngel ” was featured on NewsWatch as ... the latest and coolest applications on the market ... AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the app review and shared ... , In a turbulent world, people may find themselves in ... be their first move, but some situations can be avoided ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 John Evans, ... Party on the Patio from 2 p.m. to 3 ... located at 1320 Executive Ct. in Pekin, Illinois, serves ... who need some help to maintain their independence. , ... and tropical treats will be served during the luau. ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 17, 2015 Alcohol and Violence , ... notes that drinking and driving has been the focus ... same time, the link between alcohol and crime received ... and violence and sexual assault, and their relationship to ... NCADD, 5.3 million adults in America were drinking alcohol ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:High Rates Of Car Theft Can Have An Impact on Auto Insurance Prices! 2Health News:TheBeautyPlace.com Temporary Number Available 2Health News:A Personal Safety Application was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:John Evans Supportive Living Community Prepares for Party on the Patio 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Raises Awareness on Alcohol Related Prevention 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Raises Awareness on Alcohol Related Prevention 3
... girls in Pakistan, especially in rural areas, cannot go to ... neighborhoods// would go against their 'family honour', states a World ... in Pakistan is only about 42 to 45 percent. As ... number of dropouts. So virtually, very, very few girls go ...
... his country is not prepared for bird flu pandemic//. ... North America, but officials fear it is only a matter of ... Europe and Africa. ,While it was impossible to ... be a big surprise if we see it even in the ...
... Club gathered in a central Taipei square Sunday to share ... ,Led by founder Chen Dar-cheng, the club members and their ... laughs with names like lion laugh, milkshake laugh and inner ... one club member, wearing a doctor's white gown and holding ...
... of bird flu, a blur of fact and fiction which scientists ... in America," an ABC made-for-television movie, airs May 9, just as ... could herald the arrival of bird flu in North America. Scientists ... passed from human to human, sparking a global pandemic. ...
... have to apply for a separate insurance scheme as they ... But some may feel that they can go without insurance ... are injured or diagnosed with a serious medical problem. ... insurance for a few months since there's often a waiting ...
... Bird Flu has taken a huge financial toll on the ... till date.// Wholesale and retail sale of chicken have drastically ... the NWFP has recorded a loss of around Rs 60 ... farms following the outbreak. , ,Following the outbreak, an ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:‘Family Honour’ Hinder Pakistani Girls In Getting Educati 2Health News:Taiwanese Had A Hearty Laugh On World Laughter Day 2Health News:Bird Flu: Fact or Fiction 2Health News:Bird Flu: Fact or Fiction 3Health News:Insurance Plans after Graduation 2
(Date:4/17/2015)... The issue: In consultation with ... (lot 710535) of Clavulin-400 (70mL) after receiving a complaint from ... one bottle of the  product. No other lots of GSK ... is an oral antibiotic used in adults and children aged ... comes as a powder in bottles and is mixed with ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... N.C. , April 17, 2015 ... the Integrated Embolic Protection™ filter platform for angioplasty ... of a $5.6 million Series B financing round ... venture firm with a focus on medical devices, ... The round also included Mountain Group Partners, Lookout ...
(Date:4/17/2015)...  Regulatory leaders in the pharmaceutical industry continue to ... "21 st Century Cures." This ... by Congress soon and if enacted into law, it ... developed and marketed in the United States ... to consider how the proposed changes could impact their ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Advisory - Clavulin-400 liquid oral antibiotic: One lot recalled after glass pieces found in one bottle 2Contego Medical Closes $5.6 Million in Series B Funding 2Contego Medical Closes $5.6 Million in Series B Funding 321st Century Cures: A Regulatory Game-Changer for the Pharmaceutical Industry 2
... New Jersey would lose over 2,400 jobs, local ... choice of pharmacy if the proposed mega-merger of two ... Pharmacists Association (NCPA) said today. (Logo: ... stopped, pharmacists fear that virtually everyone in the Garden ...
... 2012 IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX ), ... increased 8% to $307.2 million, from $283.8 million for the ... was 7%. Earnings per diluted share ("EPS") for the quarter ... $0.62 for the same period in the prior year. Fourth ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Jersey Jobs, Pharmacy Choice Endangered by Proposed Express Scripts-Medco Merger 2New Jersey Jobs, Pharmacy Choice Endangered by Proposed Express Scripts-Medco Merger 3IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 2IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 3IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 4IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 5IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 6IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 7IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 8IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 9IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 10IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 11IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 12IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 13IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 14IDEXX Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 15
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: