FDA Warns Companies to Stop Selling Fake Cancer Cures
Fraudulent products present a safety hazard to the public, agency says
TUESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent letters warning more than two dozen companies to stop selling fraudulent products that claim to prevent or cure cancer.
Faster Test Detects Fake Tamiflu Drugs
With counterfeiters looking to cash in on fears, Georgia team develops a 1-minute screen
MONDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- A fast method to detect fake
Tamiflu, the mainstay medication for preventing and treating bird flu, has been developed to stop counterfeiters trying to make mone...
Death on the Net? Over 60% of Medicines Sold by Online Pharmacies are Fake
The in-depth report examining internet pharmacies and life-saving medicines
purchased online was presented today by the EAASM at the 4th Global Forum on Pharmaceutical AntiCounterfeiting(TM) in Washington DC.
WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Alliance for Access to
Brit Women Opts for Fake Tan Than Exercise to Mask Their Worst Features
A new survey has found that British women, who are dissatisfied with their bodies, would rather opt for a fake
tan to mask themselves up, than do some exercise.
Three-quarters dont like the way they look, while one in five admit they feel far better about themselves if they look bronzed, a...
Was Paris Conning Doctors With Fake Illness?
Though Sheriff Lee Baca has justified placing Paris Hilton under house arrest by citing a life-threatening psychiatric condition as the reason, it seems that Judge Michael T Sauer who ordered her back to the slammer was quite sure that the socialite was conning doctors.
On Larry Kings show,...
Ukraine Struggles Against Fake Drug Trade
It's an international crime business that endangers human lives and generates billions of dollars every year through the sale of tablets and powders.
Unlike drug smuggling, however, medicine counterfeiting is still not considered a criminal offence under the legal systems of a number of east ...
China Admits Fake Blood Protein Used in Drips
Only two days ago, China sought to turn the tables by declaring that some recent imports of raisins from the US did not meet its safety standards and destroyed them . That was apparently in retaliation to the barrage of criticism over the safety of a variety of products exported by China.
Flood of Fake Drugs Must Be Stopped, Warns UN
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) – an independent body that monitors the implementation of the United Nations drug control// standards – is calling for the danger of unregulated markets to be addressed on a priority basis.
In its annual report, the Vienna-based organisation ca...
Maharashtra Cracks Down On Fake Doctors
The Bombay High Court was notified on Wednesday by the State government that legal notices have been formally filed against 2,493 fake
doctors //in the State of Maharashtra.
Following a case of negligence, public interest litigation was filed against a fraudulent doctor by a Govandi resident, Ma...
New Zealand Scientist Warns On Fake Drugs
A New Zealand scientist warned Wednesday of sophisticated Asian-based rackets producing billions of fake
medicines that kill thousands of people every year//.Dallas Mildenhall said some of the counterfeit pills not only lacked the proper ingredients to treat illnesses such as malaria but contained ...
Public Alert: Beware of fake glucose test strips!!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a public alert on Friday that created quite a stir, against the fake
versions// of test strips normally used to monitor blood sugar levels in glucose monitors manufactured by a Johnson & Johnson company.
"The counterfeit test strips potentially could g...
Chinese Woman Hoodwinks Hospital with Fake Passport avails $50,000 worth treatment
A foreign woman suffering a heart ailment, masquerading with a Chinese name and fake
passport that belonged to a dead person, has got herself treated in a hospital in// Auckland to the tune of $50,000. She has apparently fled the country.
While outlining the apparent difficulties in sifting t...
Chinese PLA Names Bogus Army Medical Bodies Selling Fake Drugs
China's armed forces health department today published a list of 16 bogus military medical institutions advertising fake
medicines as the government intensified efforts to crack down on drugs fraud.//
"These bogus military institutions advertised fake
drugs in newspapers, magazines and on web...
Public Warned About Fake Drugs
Trading standards officers have issued a warning to the public that they could end up buying harmful fakes if they purchased prescription drugs through the Internet//.
Drugs such as Viagra, Tamiflu, Prozac and Valium, bought from foreign websites, have often turned out to be fakes or cont...
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 Intern...
Death Toll Over Fake Drug Rises To Nine In China
The death toll in the fake
drug case in China has shot up to nine, triggering a nation-wide alert and check on pharmaceutical companies//, the state media reported today.
The nine people were confirmed dead from using the fake
Armillarisni A injection made by the Qiqihar No 2 Pharmaceutical...
Six Held For Selling Fake Question Papers
Six persons were arrested for allegedly selling fake
question papers of the Combined Pre-Medical Test (CPMT), which was held at 137 centres across// 17 districts in the state today, police said.
Five persons were arrested in Allahabad and another person was held here for selling CPMT question...
Need For Smarter Ways To Identify Fake Drugs & Internet Counterfeiting: WHO
The WHO has warned that it is high time for the medicine industry to embrace product-tracking technologies such as radio frequency identification tags that would help identify fake
Alarmingly, such substandard counterfeit medicines that are deliberately mislabeled to cheat custo...
Devil in The Dock: Fraud Doctor Swindles Immigrants with Fake tests gets freaked out!
A San Francisco fraud doctor without license has been impersonating as a licensed medical practitioner and conducting fake
medical tests on immigrants, providing them with false certificates and medical records. // He was slapped 106 felonies after his guilt was established, according o the prosec...
Wake Up Call: U.N Takes Stock to Curb Fake Medicines Racket
The Counterfeit Medicines Racket is growing at alarming proportions. The United Nations has risen to the occasion, driving a // world wide initiative , by way of a task force team that would strive to put an end to the sale of counterfeit drugs. A three day meeting is underway in Rome, starting to...
Imprisonment for fake “baby milk” manufacturers in Chia
Two Chinese manufacturers who were making and selling inferior quality infant formulas have been imprisoned. This follows death of several children after being fed with this fake
low nutritional quality milk//.
According to official estimates, up to 200 babies after being fed the formula milk...
Plant based fake meat induces repulsive reaction
In a strongly worded news the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, has received more than 130 complaints from British and American consumers// to ban the sale of - the fake
meat made from fungus that is sold under the brand name Quorn. It was found to induce vomiting and many people fell ill...
Clampdown On Fake Drugs Manufacturers In India – New Bill Enacte
The Central Government of India is planning to incorporate penal provisions under the Drugs and Cosmetics// (Amendment) Bill 2005 to make licensed drug manufacturers who are in the habit of designing or packing their products in such a look-alike manner a criminal act. Officials say the Bill attemp...
The growing availability of Fake drugs in the market
With a wide range of medications available , one must also be wary of the fake
drugs available in the market //. According to the Drug Control Department, 63 batches of spurious drugs, mainly comprising antibiotics, painkillers and cardiac medicines, are being sold in Bangalore.
Most of the d...
Report: Microsoft Sponsoring Ads for Rogue Internet Pharmacies
...ernet pharmacies displayed on bing.com. The report indicates that 89.7% of the Microsoft Internet pharmacy advertisements reviewed by the authors were fake
or illegal Internet pharmacies.
Most of the Internet pharmacy advertisements analyzed in the report did not require a valid prescription. The a...
Counterfeit antimalarial drug discovered in Ghana
...m the market in Ghana, where they were discovered recently and confirmed as fake
last Friday. The discovery was made by a vigilant citizen who contacted the...rculosis, as well as advance the appropriate use of these medicines.
drug found in Ghana did not contain the active pharmaceutical ingredients o...
Woman Whose Health Insurance Was Cancelled by Blue Cross/WellPoint After She Got Sick Urges Congress to Protect Innocent Patients
"The health insurance industry is promising to provide insurance policies regardless of our health conditions. This is another example of a fake
concession by the health insurance industry: the fine print says that though you might have an insurance policy, you're not covered," said Carmen Balb...
Acupuncture May Relieve Heartburn In Pregnancy
"This is an interesting idea but far from proves any benefit, as the control group did not have any type of placebo treatment, such as fake
acupuncture to make the control and test group comparable," Frieder said.
Indigestion and heartburn are common in pregnancy and usually successfull...
Celexa May Not Help Kids With Autism
... gave either 16.5 milligrams, on average, of Celexa or a placebo to 149 children with autism who were 5 to 17 years old. The children took the drug or fake
drug for three months, and 123 of them finished the study.
The number of children who improved -- defined as not engaging in as many repetitive be...
Consumer Alert: Illegal Silicone Injections Result in Death
...these practices in Beverly Hills.
"The consequences of an illegal injection are far more serious than other illicit consumer buys, such as a fake
designer handbag," said Laurie Casas, MD, a suburban Chicago, IL plastic surgeon and President-Elect of the Aesthetic Surgery Research and Educat...
Coast IRB Tells Congressional Committee Sting Operation Was Illegal, Unnecessarily Harmful
...alsified professional credentials, and submitted a fake
medical device protocol. It created a fake
medical device, Adhesiabloc, said to be substantia...lready given market approval by FDA. It submitted fake
FDA 510(k) number and...
China Yongxin Pharmaceuticals Inc. Launches Electronic Diagnosis System in its Changchun Drugstores
...ing drugstore. The Electronic Diagnosis System can also reduce errors caused through traditional written prescriptions, improve efficiency and prevent fake
Yan Jiangyin, Spokesperson and Vice Chief of Politics & Law Department of China's State Food and Drug Administration, visited ...
Alcohol-Branded Apparel Linked to Adolescent Drinking
...ith their children about underage drinking, remind parents not to buy alcohol for teens or provide it to them at parties, help train retailers to spot fake
IDs to prevent sales to minors, and support law enforcement officials in enforcing the law," Clark said.
For more information...
SEIU Impersonates Nurses in Hostile Takeover Campaign Against California Nurses Association/NNOC
...inst other unions,
Elements of the multimedia campaign include the creation of a false "RN"
group titled "RNs for Change" with a fake
website, e-mail address, and 800-
phone number. All it was missing was actual RNs. Under the "RNs for Change"
banner, SEIU has sent multiple smear mai...
Those Who Feel Rejected Direct Hostility Toward Others
...," study author C. Nathan DeWall said in an American Psychological Association news release.
The study included 190 college students who were given fake
feedback about personality tests. In follow-up experiments, students who were told their personalities meant they would probably end up alone later in...
Fake internet drugs risk lives and fund terrorism, warns journal editor
... People who buy fake
internet drugs could be risking their lives and su...e points out.
"In one scheme, Americans buying fake
Viagra on the internet were actually helping to fu...scription, are fakes.
"Alarmingly these include fake
drugs that could have devastating consequences, li...
Potassium loss from blood pressure drugs may explain higher risk of adult diabetes
Half of the subjects were treated with chlorthalidone and half with a fake
drug. Of the 3,790 subjects, 1,603 were men and 724 were nonwhite. None had...t increased risk of diabetes. None of the people in the group receiving the fake
drug developed low potassium levels.
Shafi says these findings should enco...
Not All Smiles Are Created Equal
...king about being rejected recognized 80 percent of fake
human smiles shown on a computer monitor, the stud...back into a group," he said.
Humans can easily fake
smiles when they aren't feeling any positive emoti...lves muscles that are not involved when you make a fake
smile," he said. "All smiles involve muscles aroun...
Scams and Shams That Prey on Cancer Patients
...te for Cancer Research, black salves are one of the most dangerous of these fake
cures. The products, which supposedly "draw out" the disease from under the...e a benefit, Wally added.
The FDA has more on fake
cancer cures to be avoided.
SOURCES: Sarah Wally, M...
Keep a Food Diary, Lose Twice as Much Weight
...nd we took a quick look." Any chance they were fiction? Stevens doesn't think so. "They also got on the scale every week at the meeting. And you can't fake
Writing down your intake yields clues about where the extra calories are coming from, Stevens explained, and participants said it got easier...