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Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

... senior policy advisor of the FCA. "Smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes are sold at lower prices than legal products, contributing to higher consumption and greater rate of smoking-related illness and death," he said....

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...tify smugglers and counterfeiters. "Smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes are sold at lower prices than legal products, contributing to higher consumption and greater rates of smoking-related illness and death," said Luk Joossens, senior policy advisor of the Framework Convention Alliance, comprising 300 organis...

Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman

...l poisoning last year after ingesting contaminated counterfeit pills purchased online, the B.C. Coroners Service ...m a site previously linked to a public alert about counterfeit drugs. Zolpidem was also one of three types of pills found in Bergeron's home containing "significan...

Man Hospitalised in Sicily With Allergic Reaction to Counterfeit Toothpaste

...d in Palermo, Sicily, with an allergic reaction to counterfeit Colgate toothpaste, ANSA reported Wednesday after...lysed, ANSA said. Italian press reports said the counterfeit toothpaste contains industrial solvents, and that the packaging has no writing in Italian and indica...

FDA Warns Against Buying of Counterfeit Drug Through Internet

... the consumer against the multiple sites that sell counterfeit prescription drugs. This alert was issued after t...such activity. The FDA received information that counterfeit versions of Xenical 120 mg capsules was sold from two different web sites. Xenical manufactured by H...

Stop TB Partnership Has Provided Treatments for Ten Million People in Six Years

...lopment of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). Use of counterfeit or poor quality drugs also can result in development of this multidrug-resistant form of the disease. MDR-TB takes longer to treat and can only be cured with second-line drugs, which are more expensive and have more and more serious side effects. W...

India Main Source of Counterfeit Medicines Seized in Europe

India is the number one source of counterfeit medicines, seized in the European Union in 2006, a...es are responsible for more than 70 percent of all counterfeit medicines, noted the report. The seized fake medicines included Viagra, Cialis and Levitra but als...

China Repudiates Warning on Its Toothpaste

...rmined. China has been blamed as a major source of counterfeit drugs. Panama is the most recent victim. Last year, government officials there unwittingly mixed diethylene glycol into 260,000 bottles of cold medicine with devastating results. Families have reported 365 deaths from the poison, 100 of which hav...

Ukraine Struggles Against Fake Drug Trade

...that the trade is putting patients at risk. "The counterfeit pharmaceutical problem is very strong in Ukraine,"...tly ranked one of the world's biggest producers of counterfeit medicines, as among the main sources for the fakes in Ukraine and the EU. As in Ukraine, Russian l...

China Admits Fake Blood Protein Used in Drips

...ket". China has launched a nationwide clampdown on counterfeit products after a series of scandals. In one of the worst cases 13 babies died from malnutrition after being fed fake baby milk. Last month the country's top food and drug regulator was sentenced to death for taking bribes to approve medicines not pro...

FDA Warns Against Buying of Counterfeit Drug Through Internet

... the consumer against the multiple sites that sell counterfeit prescription drugs. //This alert was issued after ...such activity. The FDA received information that counterfeit versions of Xenical 120 mg capsules was sold from two different web sites. Xenical manufactured by H...

Flood of Fake Drugs Must Be Stopped, Warns UN

...he World Health Organisation (WHO) and the growing counterfeit drug market is estimated to be worth a hefty $75bn...iculty to monitor the spread of fake drugs is that counterfeit medicines are easy to manufacture – they look like genuine drugs in packaging and labelling. Accor...

South-East Asia Flooded With Spurious Drugs

Numerous counterfeit drugs are being circulated in South Asia for various ailments like malaria, HIV AIDS, meningitis, typhoid//, pneumonia and avian flu. According to a British doctor in Laotian capital, Vientiane, the drugs have been well disguised making it difficult ...

Health Officials Urges to Launch Campaign Against Counterfeit Malaria Drugs

Nigeria should launch a campaign to combat counterfeit artemisinin-based combination therapies to prevent...blicity and awareness on the issue can help combat counterfeit drugs, Akunyili said, adding that the Catholic Church and other religious organizations should give ...

Bilcare Signs Pact With Honeywell for Packaging Solutions

...es faced by the pharmaceutical industry, including counterfeit drugs, lack of effective packaging for providing adequate protection to drugs for retaining efficacy and potency throughout their shelf life and accidental misuse of drugs. Source-IANS...

Movement Of Counterfeit Drugs Should Be Curbed: Ramadoss

...cooperation to prevent movement of substandard and counterfeit drugs.// "States should create a good system of intelligence-cum-legal wing, generate information and prepare dossiers on the culprits. They should share the information with all the stakeholders to facilitate curbing this menace," Ramadoss said. I...

Carcinogens in Fish Worries Chinese Watchdogs

...ter a series of incidents of food poisoning due to counterfeit products. Recent cases include parasite-infested snails in Beijing, steroid-tainted pork, ducks and hens that were fed cancer-causing Sudan dye to make their eggs red. China had quality control watchdogs for every step in fish farming: from the pr...

Fake medicines from India seized in Europe

... the 2004 rate, but there are fears that even more counterfeit products may have entered the EU undetected. Thr...ers 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 counterfe...

Fake Condoms Come to Light

17 packets of counterfeit condoms of Durex best-selling 'extra safe' range w... Last March Durex had ordered a major recall after counterfeit condoms were discovered. The agency said it was working with Durex's parent company SSL Internatio...

New Zealand Scientist Warns On Fake Drugs

...le every year//.Dallas Mildenhall said some of the counterfeit pills not only lacked the proper ingredients to tr...ainly sold in Asia and Africa, but a wide range of counterfeit drugs was being produced and turning up in many countries via the internet. GNS Science described ...

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