Concerns over data manipulation lands Chinese API maker with US FDA Warning
FDA uncovers yet another case of counterfeit Botox, while a fake of Gilead's HIV drug Viread is found in Germany.
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 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.
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.
India has introduced controversial new serialisation and reporting requirements for pharmaceutical exports.
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 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://p0.vresp.com/FTZ1v3
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 ...
101 East investigates the multi-billion-dollar trade in counterfeit medicines, which is creating a global health crisis.
From our friends at PCSC: - Police in the Italian regions of Campania, Calabria, Lombardy, Liguria, Tuscany, and Sicily arrested fifty individuals for their involvement in schemes to launder and resell stolen pharmaceuticals. The investigators traced pharmaceuticals stolen in Milan to wholesalers in Germany, and connected the stolen drugs to a wholesaler in Monza, Lombardy. Other front companies in the UK, Ireland, and Malta were producing fake packaging for the Monza wholesaler, into which the criminals inserted the stolen pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceuticals then entered the legitimate supply chain and were sold in Bulgaria, Italy, and Germany. In addition to wholesalers, the arrested individuals included cargo truck drivers and pharmacists.
Fighting fakes about patients not competitive advantage says Rx-360.
Free Anti-Counterfeiting Forum: Experts from Lilly, Fight the Fakes, and the US Department of Justice will discuss the challenges of fighting pharmaceutical counterfeiting. How do these drugs enter the supply chain, and what can manufacturers and regulators do to identify and prevent fakes? Our free online forum will be broadcast on April 16, and it’s quick and easy to register by going to http://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=24359&AffiliateData=hovione
Rx-360 Applauds the US Department of Justice for Two Important Moves to Secure the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain http://p0.vresp.com/5JzUSf
First A man who owned a pharmacy in Washington, D.C. has been arrested following his indictment on federal charges that he and a physician from Florida operated an Internet pharmacy site that illegally shipped prescription-required controlled and non-controlled drugs from Washington, ...
WASHINGTON – A man who owned a pharmacy in Washington, D.C. has been arrested following his indictment on federal charges that he and a physician from Florida operated an Internet pharmacy site that illegally shipped prescription-required controlled and non-controlled drugs from Washington, ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an oncologist who operated a clinic in Joplin, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court today to dispensing foreign, misbranded drugs to his cancer patients. Robert L. Carter, 74, ...
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Rx-360 was formed in 2009 to support an industry-wide commitment to ensuring patient safety by enhancing quality and authenticity throughout the supply chain. The mission of the organization is timely in light of growing attacks and threats to an increasingly complex and global supply chain.
The Fighting Fakes Symposium will present: An Overview of Rx-360; Regulatory Efforts to Strengthen the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain; Perspectives on Supply Chain Security from Leading Global Logistics Providers; Supply Chain Security Risks; Ways to Combat Falsified Medicines ...