USP announces new standards to protect patients from counterfeit and adulterated medicines
Rockville, Md., February 4, 2009 With counterfeit and adulterated
medicines posing an increasing risk to patients in the United States and worldwide, the U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention today announces new standards for two widely used drug products that have been involved in episodes of adul...
Patient safety advanced by revised heparin standards
...quest of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the 2008 public health crisis in which more than 200 people died as a result of heparin adulterated
for economic gain. A second phase of revisions is reflected in the newly posted standards. These developments and new information about heparin were d...
Counterfeit antimalarial drug discovered in Ghana
...08 countries, 45 in Africa. A major barrier in combating malaria throughout much of the developing world is the widespread presence of counterfeit and adulterated
drugs, which undermines the public health. Not only do these drugs fail to deliver the appropriate treatment to individual patientsputting their lives...
International Medical Device Maker; Four Executives Charged in Connection With Unlawful Clinical Trials
... with an FDA inspection; and 44 counts of shipping adulterated
and misbranded Norian XR in interstate commerce wi... is charged with 44 misdemeanor counts of shipping adulterated
and misbranded Norian XR in interstate commerce, a...ach charged with one misdemeanor count of shipping adulterated
and misbranded Norian XR in interstate commerce. A...
Reportable Food Registry Draft Guidance Published for Comment by FDA
...net portal when there is reason to believe that an adulterated
food (other than infant formula) will cause seriou...
Who must submit RFR reports of adulterated
foods to FDA;
How, when and where RFR repo... taken to notify others in the supply chain of the adulterated
The Congressional intent f...
Four Miami-Area Residents Sentenced In $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
...nutes, the blood would separate into its component parts, enabling Dagnesses to extract the platelets from the sample. Dagnesses would then return the adulterated
blood to his co-conspirators at Midway, who would send it to a laboratory for testing.
Dagnesses admitted he was generally paid $1,000 for every...
Miami Doctor and Chemist Plead Guilty in HIV Infusion Fraud Scheme
...utes, the blood would separate into its component parts, enabling Dagnesses to extract the platelets from the sample. Dagnesses would then return the adulterated
blood to his co-conspirators at Midway, who would send it to a laboratory for testing. Dagnesses admitted that he was generally usually paid $1,000 f...
United States Files Suit Against Missouri-Based Pharmaceutical to Block Manufacturing and Shipping of Unapproved Drugs
...a lawsuit to block KV Pharmaceutical Company, its subsidiaries, ETHEX Corp. and Ther-Rx Corp., and its principal officers from making and distributing adulterated
and unapproved drugs, the Justice Department announced today. At the same time, KV agreed to the injunction in a consent decree.
The FDA conduct...
Former Medical Director Speaks Out About Medicare Fraud
...cal equipment". CMS contractors and law
enforcement agencies need greater authority and the resources to crack down on
deceptive marketing practices, adulterated
products, false claims made by
manufacturers and fraudulent suppliers. Unfortunately, Medicare's current
product approval process rarely allows compan...
New Standards Set for Heparin and Glycerin
... In a continuing effort to prevent counterfeit and adulterated
medications from reaching American consumers, the ...lained.
The USP had to fix the standard so that adulterated
heparin would not be allowed to come into the Unit...obal commerce, perfect defenses against tainted or adulterated
drugs are achievable, but at costs few would be wi...
Adulterated in Medical Technology
Major Manufacturer of Unapproved and Adulterated Drugs
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 25, 2007-The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) announced the entry of a Consent Decree of
Permanent Injunction against PharmaFab Inc., its subsidiary, PFab
LP, and two company officials, Mark Tengler, PharmaFab's president,
and Russ McMahen, PFab's vice president of sci...
Tainted Chinese Food Ingredients First Discovered in 2005
...ts, chondroitin (sulfate), a popular osteoarthritis ingredient
used today by millions of Americans to treat joint pain and stiffness, was
with a chemical that TSI chemists could not even
identify. "Our Chinese suppliers were profiting by tricking our testing
techniques," said Joe Zhou, ...
Adulterated in Biological News
Quality and purity of popular stevia sweetener strengthened by new reference standards
...e the identity, quality, purity, strength and consistency of their food ingredient, protecting their products and brands from low-quality, potentially adulterated
ingredients, thus helping to maintain food safety. The internationally recognized FCC and its associated reference standards are produced by USP, a no...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 13, 2009
...e tests for detecting melamine, the substance that killed at least 6 children and sickened 300,000 children in China who drank milk and infant formula adulterated
with the substance. The improved tests may ease global concerns about food safety, the researchers say. Their report is scheduled for the May 27 issue...
American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 6, 2009
...for distinguishing 100 percent natural honeys from adulterated
or impure versions that they say are increasingly ...al thing. Scientists need a better way to identify adulterated
honey, the researchers say.
Herbreteau and coll...re honey from a single beekeeper and then prepared adulterated
samples of the honeys by adding 1 percent corn syr...
Einstein researchers devise a fast and sensitive way to detect ricin
...uthor. The assay detects small amounts of ricin more accurately and faster than ever before.
Users of the assay would place samples of potentially adulterated
food, or swabs used to wipe potentially contaminated surfaces, into a few drops of a mixture of reagents; the mixture will emit light if ricin is pres...
Food counterfeiting, contamination outpace international regulatory systems
...ces of counterfeiting or contamination include conventionally grown vegetables sold as organic; fish sold as a more premium species; milk and pet food adulterated
with melamine; catfish containing banned antibiotics; toothpaste contaminated with diethylene glycol (a base chemical in antifreeze); and canned energ...
Adulterated in Biological Technology
SAFC Biosciences(R) Defines Hydrolysate Components That Enhance Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Cell Line Protein Production
...ical manufacturers interested in mitigating risk. They desire to mitigate supply risk and production variability stemming from the use of undefined or adulterated
raw materials in their process. Control of this variable enables manufacturers to design quality into their process instead of testing for it at the e...
PHARMORX Security Introduces New Technology Solutions for Counterfeiting, Grey Market Diversion, Track & Trace
...e problems can be fatal, or at a minimum extremely costly," stated PHARMORX president and CEO, Steve Wood. Up to 90% of Internet drug sites sell adulterated
drugs and up to 40% of drug deaths in the US involve drugs that have been legally manufactured but diverted into illicit channels. Our technology work...
USP's 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting to Convene Scientific Experts from Around the World
...his year to attend the cutting-edge sessions, provide feedback and network with colleagues.
In the wake of recent drug and food safety crises like adulterated
heparin and pet food, this year’s ASM will focus on topics such as detecting impurities and heavy metals to work towards preventing these traged...
Reforming FDA: Focus on safety, let market judge efficacy
...e public's safety.
The original 1906 Food and Drugs Act, which created the FDA, prohibited the interstate transport of food and drugs that had been adulterated
(formulated with additives), injurious to health, or otherwise misbranded. The Chinese toothpaste problem, for example, would have been priority No. 1...
Adulterated in Biological Definition
Many self-recreational drugs are illegal almost everywhere, meaning that their distribution is a criminal industry. This results in adulterated
products such as soap bar . See Drug policy of the Netherlands .
Drugs may be classified in many different ways, according t...