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U.S. Drug Shortages Frustrate Doctors, Patients

Monday, June 1, 2015

U.S. Drug Shortages Frustrate Doctors, Patients

By Peter Loftus Robin Miller, a 62-year-old oncologist in Atlanta with bladder cancer, was scheduled to receive a potentially lifesaving drug in December. But her doctor's office called shortly before the appointment to say: "Sorry,...

The drugs you are taking may be fake

Monday, May 25, 2015

From our perspective: The U.S. drug supply chain and patient safety

Saturday, May 16, 2015

From our perspective: The U.S. drug supply chain and patient safety

From our perspective: The U.S. drug supply chain and patient safety. From our perspective banner no text. Ilisa Bernstein, Pharm.D., J.D., Deputy Director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research's Office of Compliance, shares her thoughts on the important role drug supply chain ...

Must See TV: ABC's 20/20 "Inside the World of Counterfeit Goods" http://p0.vresp.com/tAyXSt

Friday, May 15, 2015

Must See TV: ABC's 20/20 "Inside the World of Counterfeit Goods" http://p0.vresp.com/tAyXSt

Must See TV: ABC's 20/20 "Inside the World of Counterfeit Goods"

Tonight, ABC's 20/20 will be airing a segment, at 10:00pm EST, entitled, “Inside the World of Counterfeit Goods” The show will focusing on items across the board – automotive, pharma, electronics, handbags, etc. To watch the 20/20 trailer, Click Here. Libby Baney, Executive Director for Alliance ...

SecuringIndustry.com - Falsified Humira found in Germany

Friday, May 8, 2015

SecuringIndustry.com - Falsified Humira found in Germany

A parallel importer has discovered counterfeits of AbbVie's blockbuster Humira in the German supply chain.

Rx-360 Creates Asia Working Group http://p0.vresp.com/f0HZq7

Friday, May 8, 2015

Rx-360 Creates Asia Working Group http://p0.vresp.com/f0HZq7

Rx-360 Creates Asia Working Group

Rx-360 Establishes Asia Working Group - India Washington, D.C. – Rx-360, an international, non-profit supply chain consortium, announced today, the formation of the Rx-360 Asia Working Group – India. The Working Group will be led by Anish Swadi, Vice President, Business Development at Hikal, ...

Fighting Fake Medicines: Where Technology meets Social Justice | Fight The Fakes

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fighting Fake Medicines: Where Technology meets Social Justice | Fight The Fakes

My name is Muhammad Hamid Zaman and I am a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at Boston University. […]

Download & Share: Top 9 Health Risks Women Face From Counterfeit Medications

Friday, May 1, 2015

Download & Share: Top 9 Health Risks Women Face From Counterfeit Medications

Counterfeit drugs are a danger to consumers. Safemedicines.org is the homepage of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, a coalition of patient, physician, pharmacist, academic, and industry groups that work together to educated the public about counterfeit drugs, pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines, and all other types of fakes and counterfeits. The site holds information on related issues like internet or online pharmacies which might sell counter...

Drug shortages become issue in Teva and Mylan hook-up

Friday, May 1, 2015

Drug shortages become issue in Teva and Mylan hook-up

Of the 31 drugs shortages listed in the last couple of months, Mylan was a producer of 9 of them and Teva of 5 and in two cases, they both produced the same drug, the supplies of which were limited in some fashion. And if Teva is able to convince Mylan to join forces, this kind of information will be crucial to a review by antitrust regulators.

Fake AIDS, TB and malaria meds causing thousands of deaths

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fake AIDS, TB and malaria meds causing thousands of deaths

SecuringIndustry.com - Fake AIDS, TB and malaria meds causing thousands of deaths

Fake malaria, HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB drugs 'may be responsible for tens of thousands of deaths in poor countries.'

Concerns over data manipulation lands Chinese API maker with US FDA Warning

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Concerns over data manipulation lands Chinese API maker with US FDA Warning

SecuringIndustry.com - More cases of fake Botox, Viread discovered

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SecuringIndustry.com - More cases of fake Botox, Viread discovered

FDA uncovers yet another case of counterfeit Botox, while a fake of Gilead's HIV drug Viread is found in Germany.

Why researchers say fake and low-quality drugs are a ‘global pandemic’

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Why researchers say fake and low-quality drugs are a ‘global pandemic’

A collection of articles and studies detail the "real and urgent" threat posed by fake or low-quality drugs for conditions such as malaria and tuberculosis.

Counterfeit Botox found in US:   The outer carton is counterfeit, while the vial inside is labeled…

Friday, April 17, 2015

Counterfeit Botox found in US:   The outer carton is counterfeit, while the vial inside is labeled as a foreign version of Botox, which is not FDA-approved for sale in the United States. These products are being sold by unlicensed suppliers who are not part of the legitimate U.S. supply chain. FDA cannot confirm that the manufacture, quality, storage, and handling of these products follow U.S. standards.  These fraudulent products are considered unsafe and should not be used.  

Fraudulent Versions of Botox Found in the United States

FDA is alerting health care practitioners and the public that fraudulent versions of Botox that are not approved by the FDA are being sold to U.S. medical practices. The outer carton is counterfeit, while the vial inside is labeled as a foreign version of Botox, which is not FDA-approved for sale in the United States.

SecuringIndustry.com - India amends track and trace plans for pharma exports

Thursday, April 16, 2015

SecuringIndustry.com - India amends track and trace plans for pharma exports

India has introduced controversial new serialisation and reporting requirements for pharmaceutical exports.

SecuringIndustry.com - India amends track and trace plans for pharma exports

Thursday, April 16, 2015

SecuringIndustry.com - India amends track and trace plans for pharma exports

India has introduced controversial new serialisation and reporting requirements for pharmaceutical exports.

U.S. Marshals seize unapproved drugs from Florida distributor

Thursday, April 16, 2015

U.S. Marshals seize unapproved drugs from Florida distributor

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, U.S. Marshals seized unapproved prescription drug products valued at over $1,500,000 from Stratus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Miami, Florida. Stratus Pharmaceuticals marketed and distributed unapproved prescription drug products that were manufactured by Sonar Products, Inc., of Carlstadt, New Jersey.

FDA Plans to Boost Inspectors in China Drags Over Visa Delays

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FDA Plans to Boost Inspectors in China Drags Over Visa Delays

FDA plans to station more food and drug inspectors in China has been stymied because it's unable to obtain enough needed visas.

Read the Article about Rx-360's Efforts in Combating Counterfeits in In-Pharmatechnologist http://…

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Read the Article about Rx-360's Efforts in Combating Counterfeits in In-Pharmatechnologist http://p0.vresp.com/FTZ1v3

Read the Article about Rx-360's Efforts in In-Pharmatechnologist

Fighting Fake Drugs About Patient Safety not Competitive Advantage. In-Pharmatechnologist published the following article and interview with Martin VanTrieste, Rx-360 Board Member and SVP of Quality at Amgen. Fighting drug fakers relies on collaboration according to supply chain security group ...

API quality concerns prompt fines and drug recall orders in Taiwan

Monday, April 13, 2015

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