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Simple test detects fake drugs in minutes


August 20th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) 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.A team ... Read more...

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1,900 held in China fake drug racket


August 5th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) Over 1,900 people have been arrested in a countrywide operation in China against the manufacture and sale of fake drugs, the government said Sunday.Fake medicines, trademark ... Read more...

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China wages war against adulterated food, fake drugs


March 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 16 (IANS) The Chinese government has launched a major drive against food containing prohibited additives, illegal cooking oil, stale pork and spurious drugs.The Ministry of Public Security launched ... Read more...

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Officials axed, Pakistan fake drugs kill 109


January 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Punjab's state health secretary has been sacked following the death of 109 heart patients due to the use of fake drugs in a leading Pakistani hospital, ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls panel to probe fake drugs deaths


January 28th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan may set up a judicial panel to probe over 100 deaths due to spurious drugs in its Punjab province.Interior Minister Rehman Malik Friday hinted at ... Read more...

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Made in India, faked in China — $5-bn loss


January 1st, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Chinese manufacturers are increasingly "faking" popular Indian products of consumer goods giants such as Dabur and ITC, undermining the legitimacy of brands and causing losses ... Read more...

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China busts counterfeit drug racket


December 30th, 2011 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) Chinese authorities have busted over 1,800 illegal factories that made or sold counterfeit drugs, involving billions of yaun, over the past two years.The State Food and ... Read more...

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China vows to tackle counterfeit drugs


December 20th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) China will maintain its iron-hand policy in combating fake drugs next year, the country's drug watchdog said Tuesday.Shao Mingli, head of the State Food and Drug ... Read more...

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Airtel Nigeria to help combat fake drugs


December 16th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Dec 16 (IANS) As part of its corporate social responsibility, Airtel Nigeria, the Nigerian arm of Indian mobile service provider Airtel, is joined forces to fight the huge problem ... Read more...

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China busts multi-million-dollar fake drugs racket


November 29th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) Fake drugs worth 210 million yuan ($33 million) were seized in central China's Henan province, authorities said.Police busted 187 units that allegedly made or sold 240 ... Read more...

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Fake items worth over $300 mn seized in China


November 17th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 17 (IANS) Counterfeit items including medicines and chemicals worth two billion yuan (around $315 million) have been seized in a nationwide raid in China Thursday, the government said.Police ... Read more...

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China jails eight for selling fake sex pills


November 9th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) Eight members of a counterfeit ring in China have been jailed for producing and selling fake Viagra and other sex pills across the country, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Monitor cases treated for using fake drugs: Kalam


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Public and private sector hospitals should report to the health ministry the number of patients who seek treatment for adverse effects of spurious medicines, former ... Read more...

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Two arrested for selling fake medicines


August 26th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Two people were arrested for allegedly selling spurious medicines and contraband worth over Rs.26 lakh recovered from them, police said Friday.The accused were identified as ... Read more...

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Spurious medicines racket busted, three arrested (Lead)


July 16th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, July 15 (IANS) A racket of manufacturing fake drugs of leading pharmaceutical firms has been busted in Haryana's Faridabad and spurious medicines worth lakhs of rupees have been ... Read more...

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Spurious drugs racket busted in Haryana


July 15th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 15 (IANS) A racket of manufacturing fake drugs of leading pharmaceutical firms has been busted in Haryana's Faridabad and spurious medicines worth lakhs of rupees have been seized, ... Read more...

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Indian-American couple pleads guilty to selling fake drugs in US


May 17th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) An Indian-American couple has pleaded guilty to charges of selling counterfeit prescription drugs manufactured in India to customers in the United States.Nita Patel, 47, and her ... Read more...

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India, Nigeria to strengthen economic ties


March 17th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) India and Nigeria Thursday pledged to further strengthen economic ties so that they are commensurate with their "excellent" political ties.This was agreed in a ... Read more...

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US campaigns against fake drugs in Sri Lanka


October 15th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 15 (IANS) The US embassy will host a string of seminars in Sri Lanka to help combat counterfeit drugs.The seminars will show how pharmacists, doctors and government officials can work ... Read more...

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5 Delhi cops to be booked for fake drugs case, bribe


October 12th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A city court has ordered Delhi Police to register a case against five policemen for allegedly assaulting and implicating a man in a drugs case and ... Read more...

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AIADMK seeks CBI probe in fake drugs case


May 27th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) The AIADMK Thursday sought a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the bogus drugs case. The fake and time barred medicine cases have wider ramifications and ... Read more...

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Scary Spice: Synthetic Marijuana Ban Spreads


March 25th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kansas was the first state to ban the use of K2, also known as "Spice", a synthetic marijuana that has teenagers everywhere risking their lives for a ... Read more...

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Beware, 44 percent Viagra sold on net is spurious


January 25th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Men who fall for fake drugs on the Net to correct failing erection or sexual problems can face high risks from potentially hazardous contents as 44 percent of ... Read more...

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Rajasthan police busts major fake drugs preparation racket


December 23rd, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Dec 23 (ANI): The Rajasthan Police on Wednesday busted a huge fake drugs preparation racket under the labels of reputed pharmaceutical companies.According to police two people have been arrested in connection ... Read more...

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Upto Rs.25 lakh reward for information on spurious drug


November 3rd, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Whistle blowers who pass on information about illegal drugs will be rewarded up to Rs.25 lakh (Rs.2.5 million), the union health ministry said Tuesday. "The reward of maximum ... Read more...

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Nigeria more vigilant against fake drugs


August 4th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Two months after Nigeria seized a consignment of fake drugs made in China but carrying the "Made in India" label, an official delegation from the African country ... Read more...

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Bulk of spurious drugs are from China


July 3rd, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Three consignments of bulk drugs from unregistered manufacturers in China have been detected in Chennai sea port recently, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Friday. The officers of ... Read more...

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Indian president to visit China


June 16th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Yekaterinburg, June 16 (IANS) A day after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Chinese President Hu Jintao here, India Tuesday announced the visit of President Pratibha Patil to Beijing ... Read more...

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Hurt by Chinese fakes, India promotes own generic drugs in Africa (Lead)


June 11th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India has launched a major drive to promote its growing pharmaceutical industry in Africa after recent seizures there of fake drugs that were labelled "Made in India" ... Read more...

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Hurt by fake Chinese drugs, India starts drive in Africa


June 11th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India has launched a mission in African countries to promote its $10.7-billion pharmaceuticals industry after recent seizures there of fake drugs that were labelled "Made in India" ... Read more...

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Proof being collected on India tag for fake Chinese drugs


June 9th, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India has begun collecting proof from African countries like Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana where fake Chinese drugs are reportedly being passed off with the "Made in ... Read more...

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Dubious drugs on Internet may have terror link


January 28th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) People tempted to buy dubious drugs on the net could not only be risking their lives but also funding terrorism, unwittingly, warned a medical expert.Graham Jackson, a ... Read more...

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People buying fake Internet drugs risk lives, fund terrorism


January 28th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Those who buy fake Internet drugs should think twice before making their next purchase, for a leading journals editor has said that such an activity could risk ... Read more...

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Fake drugs made by Chinese counterfeiting gangs flood Britain


January 4th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Counterfeiting gangs based in China are producing sophisticated copies of the worlds best selling pharmaceuticals and in 2008 an estimated eight million of these deadly pills found ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh police bust inter-state fake drugs gang


January 3rd, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 3 (IANS) An inter-state gang dealing in spurious medicines was busted with the arrest of two people in Uttar Pradesh, the police said Saturday."The two were arrested with spurious drugs ... Read more...

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