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`Unlike India, China not helping Nigeria stop fake drugs`

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 11:06

China is not assisting in the fight against counterfeit medicines even though the influx has been mainly from that country, Nigeria`s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says.

Bangalore couple, 2 Nigerians arrested for selling fake drugs

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 18:41

An Indian couple and two Nigerian nationals have been arrested for selling a senior citizen fake drugs for nearly Rs 12 lakh claiming it could cure cancer.

Surge in cases of fake drugs; whistleblower plan draws a blank

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 16:20

In a worrying trend, there has been an increase in cases of fake drugs in last three years and efforts by authorities to encourage whistleblowers to report such illegal activity too have failed to elicit the desired response.

Over 1,900 detained in China for selling fake drug

Last Updated: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 14:41

China has detained more than 1,900 people suspected of manufacturing or selling fake drugs in a nationwide crackdown and seized USD 182 million worth of spurious medicine.

15-20% of medicines sold in India are fake: FICCI

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 23:05

Painting a scary picture of the healthcare sector in the country, a FICCI committee today said that 15-20 per cent of medicines sold in India are fake.

Pak Prez seeks report on deaths due to fake drugs

Last Updated: Friday, January 27, 2012, 13:01

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said his team was investigating the drug scandal in Lahore`s Punjab Institute of Cardiology.

Nigeria intercepts fake drugs from China

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 11:17

Nigeria`s anti-fake drug body has intercepted a consignment of counterfeit medicines worth USD 3.3mn flown in from China to Africa`s most populous country.

China apologises to Nigeria over fake drugs

Last Updated: Monday, September 21, 2009, 00:16

China has formerly apologised to Nigeria for alleged export of fake drugs by some Chinese firms to that country and assured to take punitive action against those involved in the nexus.

Nigeria to collaborate with India to curb fake drugs: Official

Last Updated: Friday, August 14, 2009, 21:51

Nigeria will collaborate with India to curb fake medicines production and export, a top anti-drug agency official said on Friday.

Fake drugs from China getting into India

Last Updated: Monday, August 10, 2009, 22:13

Spurious drugs in large quantities from China are finding their way into India setting off alarm bells in the government which has decided to crackdown on importers who were using forged documents and other means to sneak them in.

Govt to set up separate intelligence agencies to check fake drugs

Last Updated: Sunday, August 09, 2009, 15:50

Cracking down on the growing menace of spurious drugs, government will introduce measures including roping of private detective agencies, setting up a separate intelligence network and a reward upto Rs 25 lakh for informers.