fake drugs

Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade: WHO

Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade: WHO

Some pharmacists in Africa, for example, say that they are compelled to buy from the cheapest but not necessarily the safest suppliers to compete with illegal street traders.

Nov 28, 2017, 21:01 PM IST

Fake drugs market taking shape of organised crime: CBI

Fake drugs market in India is taking shape of transnational organised crime which may adversely affect the economy, CBI Director Anil Sinha said here on Tuesday.

Jun 23, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

Interpol call for roadmap to tackle fake drugs

Interpol on Wednesday called for a greater global response to pharmaceutical crime as it warned criminal gangs were capitalising on weaknesses in legislation and border controls.

Nov 19, 2014, 23:26 PM IST

Indian pharmacologist charged with smuggling fake drugs

An Indian pharmacologist and an American pharmacist have been charged with smuggling four million misbranded and counterfeit pharmaceuticals into the US, federal prosecutors said.

Sep 13, 2014, 11:16 AM IST

Now, breathe to spot fake drugs

Checking whether a drug you are buying is real may become a lot easier as researchers have developed labels that reveal a hidden image when you breathe on them.

Aug 09, 2014, 14:31 PM IST

New method to detect counterfeit medicines like Viagra developed

Researchers at the University of Montreal have developed an improved chemical analysis method that is more efficient and faster in detecting counterfeit medicines, which are available in the market.

May 25, 2014, 11:42 AM IST

Unlike India, China not helping Nigeria stop fake drugs`

Unlike India, 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.

May 15, 2013, 11:41 AM IST

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

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.

May 15, 2013, 11:06 AM IST

Bangalore couple, 2 Nigerians arrested for selling fake drugs

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.

Feb 24, 2013, 18:41 PM IST

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

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.

Feb 11, 2013, 16:20 PM IST

Simple test detects fake drugs in minutes

A simple 10-minute test that involves swiping a pill over chemically treated paper could detect fake drugs and slash the incidence of illness and deaths.

Aug 20, 2012, 14:40 PM IST

Over 1,900 detained in China for selling fake drug

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.

Aug 05, 2012, 14:41 PM IST

Pak Prez seeks report on deaths due to fake drugs

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

Jan 27, 2012, 13:01 PM IST

US warns of fake antibiotics aimed at Hispanics

Fake drugs with names that resemble kids` antibiotics are being sold in Texas pharmacies.

May 14, 2011, 09:14 AM IST

US warns of fake antibiotics aimed at Hispanics

Fake drugs with names that resemble kids` antibiotics are being sold in Texas pharmacies.

May 14, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Nigeria intercepts fake drugs from China

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.

Jun 08, 2010, 11:17 AM IST

China apologises to Nigeria over fake drugs

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.

Sep 21, 2009, 00:16 AM IST

Nigeria to collaborate with India to curb fake drugs: Official

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

Aug 14, 2009, 21:51 PM IST

China admits its cos shipped fake drugs

China has admitted that its pharma companies shipped fake drugs labelled `Made In India` to Nigeria.

Aug 11, 2009, 18:19 PM IST

Fake drugs from China getting into India

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.

Aug 10, 2009, 22:13 PM IST