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WHO On Measures To Combat Spurious Medicines

At a conference held at Prague on Tuesday, the World Health Organization along with twenty technological companies discussed various means// to combat the movement of fake drugs especially in developing countries. Howard Zucker, WHO assistant director-general for health technology, told that sa...

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 for the user to find out. ...

Bhopal Gas Victims Get Spurious Drugs, Say Activists

Terming it as a 'citizens raid', Bhopal gas tragedy survivors' organisations claimed //to have seized a large number of sub-standard and expired drugs from two medical stores of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Department. "A joint team of four organisations, working for the v...

PIL Raises The Issue Of Spurious Drugs

A PIL in the Bombay High Court today raised the issue of spurious drugs, demanding that state government be directed to take steps to curb the trade of such drugs. // The High Court has directed the state government to file a reply in this regard by July 12. The PIL was filed by Lakhpat ...

British Authorities Seize Spurious Drugs

Lipitor accounts for worldwide sales of more than $10 billion. The drug is prescribed to patients diagnosed as having an increased risk of cardiovascular// disease and diabetes and those with angina and high blood pressure. Recently while conducting raids at some wholesale locations British auth...

Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme

...cal operations," said HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson. "Our agents are working tirelessly with our Strike Force partners to investigate these spurious operations, bring perpetrators to justice, and recover stolen funds for the Medicare program." Trial evidence established that Russell, Pachec...

FRC Says Planned Parenthood, Desperate to Hide Agenda, Attacks Hatch and Hides Intent

... least two to one. "Now caught in the first of what is likely to be many maneuvers to achieve their goal, Planned Parenthood is launching a spurious and erroneous assault on Sen. Hatch. In fact, it is the insistence of Planned Parenthood and other groups that abortion be included, by hook or by cr...

U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Advocates Strong Healthcare Reforms in Support of American Values

...financial collapse fueled by unwarranted and oversized growth of executive compensation, shadow banking, credit card fee and rate escalation and other spurious financial manipulation that has nearly ground America's economy to a halt." The report details troubling statistics regarding the suppression of ...

Medifast, Inc. Responds to False Claims

...by convicted felon Barry Minkow and the Fraud Discovery Institute. "This report is false and misleading. Medifast does not customarily respond to spurious claims, however, in this case we felt it was warranted to protect our shareholders and health coaches. We believe most everything he says to be false...

Genome-wide Association Studies Must Account for Ancestry

...e is that we no longer have to fully rely on a person’s self report. It will increase a scientist’s confidence that their finding is not a spurious association.” In addition to the study in Human Molecular Genetics, the investigators published a similar study in PLoS Genetics earlier thi...

Our cheatin' brain: The brain's clever way of showing us the world as a whole

...authors conclude, "The rapidity of this error would be advantageous rather than harmful, because the goal of the visual system is not to represent the spurious boundaries of each fleeting view, but to incorporate those views into a coherent, continuous representation of a surrounding world." ...

Gene Linked to 'Dry' Macular Degeneration

...ly no association of the TLR3 genetic variant with AMD. So, this raises a question and a need for further edification. It could be that this is just a spurious finding, and there is, in fact, no association with AMD." More information For more on age-related macular degeneration, visit the National E...

Aircraft Medical Ready to Fight

...the reason behind its aggressive approach. The infringement claim is wholly inappropriate, and as for claiming GBP37m in damages, this is a completely spurious figure. There is no doubt in my mind that this case will conclude in our favour". Notes To Editors Company Background Founded in 2001, Aircraft ...

Is infant male circumcision an abuse of the rights of the child?

...and the medical profession collude with this unnecessary mutilating practise, he asks" In addition to religious justification, there have been many spurious and now unsupported claims for circumcision including the prevention of penile cancer, masturbation, blindness, and insanity, most of which relate to ...

Datascope Mails Letter to Shareholders

...an or vision to benefit the Company and its shareholders and offers only spurious and unfounded claims regarding Datascope's Board and senior management. ... plan or vision to benefit the Company and its shareholders and offers only spurious and unfounded claims regarding your Board and senior management. We strongl...

Fake Drug Factory Busted in Orissa

... A spurious medicine manufacturing unit was busted in Orissa's Bolangir district and fa...r to which Agarwal supplied medicines had already been sealed. The spurious medicines manufactured by Agarwal included paracetamol, the common anti-fev...

National Commission for Women to Investigate Unearthing of Female Fetuses in Pataudi

...aon had recently convicted Dr. Singh for practising as a medical practitioner with a fake medical degree. In 1994, he had been fined for possession of spurious drugs. It was alleged that the fetuses had been aborted after conducting sex determination tests which is banned under the Pre-Natal Diagnosti...

IIT Delhi Scientist Finds Climate Models Consistent With Ocean Warming Observations

...oceans. "This transition from a measuring system biased warm to a more realistic one appears as a cooling. Obviously, models can't account for spurious variability caused by instrument changes," said Rao. The study appears in the June 18 online edition of the journal Proceedings of the Nationa...

First-borns Have Higher IQs Than Their Younger Siblings

...p; even within single families, older siblings are on average smarter. "There can be no confounds in this type of study, and so the theory of spurious associations has effectively been refuted in one fell swoop," Nature.com quoted Frank Sulloway, an expert on birth order and intelligence from the Uni...

Biotechnology Will Dominate The 21st Century

...by the Regulatory Agencies. He said Bt cotton is the first GM crop in the country, which is making us to pass through learning phase. Sale of illegal/ spurious seeds insect resistant management, compliance of conditions etc. are various issues that will be taken care of by the Ministry. This Ministry ...

Quack of Gurgaon Confesses of Aborting 250 Female Fetuses

...he accused had been fined for practising as a medical practitioner with a bogus medical degree. "In 1994, he had been fined for possession of spurious drugs. Now a case has been registered against him under provisions of the Indian Penal Code, including cheating, and the Medical Council Act," Dhawan ...

Russians face the death trap laid by alcoholism

... that a majority of those deaths are often caused because of consumption of spurious liquor. Its shocking to note that a bottle of illicit vodka is often ... market supply of vodka has encouraged illicit vendors to discreetly market spurious vodka to satiate the craving of an alcohol besotted population who just can...

WHO takes initiative to fight corruption tainted medicine production-supply chain

...ften lost because of bribery rampant among government officials ,thefts and embezzlement at various levels, and because of supply and distribution of spurious and sub standard medicines. WHO is now in the process of creating new legislation that will encourage people to act ethically. Poor countries will...

Spurious Drugs Seized In Allahabad

... Police today, had seized a large quantity of spurious drugs and arrested one person in this connection for possession of drugs ha... a tip-off, a police team raided a drug store in Leader Road and seized the spurious medicines. The owner of the store was arrested, officials said. The st...

Import of Paan from India and Indonesia is on rise in Pakistan

... mixed with locally produced ingredients in industrial areas and in downtown Karachi that house warehouses of importers and wholesalers. There is also spurious production in several chemical factories in the city. "So far, no action has been taken against them because these manufacturers represent busin...

Spurious Drugs is a Leading Cause of Casualties Among Drug Users

..., a more potent menace is the increasing supply of spurious drugs //that is leading to a higher casualty rate ...ice. 'The cost of synthetic heroin and other spurious drugs is much less than the 'pure drugs'. That has resulted in a phenomenal growth of spurious drugs. The trend is expected to gain further momen...

Investigators Find Poisonous Chemicals In Four More Drugs In China

...oms of acute renal failure after having taken the fake injection produced by a chemical works in Qiqihar, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. The spurious medicines have led to four deaths. The provincial Food and Drug Administration have announced that diethylene glycol, which was earlier found in...

Gene Variants Linked to Early Heart Attack Discovered

...mics. "Too often, when new markers are reported, the disease association cannot be confirmed because the study used a small sample set. In addition, a spurious disease association could be found due to chance alone if a large number of SNPs are not tested." The size of this study and the identification o...

Spurious Liquor Claims 13 Lives In Orissa

... spurious liquor has allegedly killed at least 13 people in ...the deaths and illnesses might have been caused by spurious liquor," he said. The official said the affect...not clear whether the affected people had consumed spurious liquor from one outlet or several outlets. Th...

Researchers Question The Effectiveness Of Homeopathic Remedies

...nts and providers that engender alternative-therapy seeking behaviors which create a greater threat to conventional care—and patients’ welfare—than do spurious arguments of putative benefits from absurd dilutions . . . Now doctors need to be bold and honest with their patients about homeopathy’s lack of benef...

Clampdown On Fake Drugs Manufacturers In India – New Bill Enacte

...istaken for the other drug under the definition of spurious drug and hence proposes stringent penal provisions... period of imprisonment for manufacture or sale of spurious drugs for a term which shall not be less than ten ...rt for trial of offences related to adulterated or spurious drugs. Once the new Bill is passed, offences relat...

The growing availability of Fake drugs in the market

...ding to the Drug Control Department, 63 batches of spurious drugs, mainly comprising antibiotics, painkillers ...d in some no medicine at all. Karnataka's biggest spurious drug racket first came to light in May-end this ye...ors were put on the job to trace the source of the spurious drugs, but to no avail. The department is yet to a...
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