Brazil issues reporting guidance for drug traceability schemeSept, 2014: Brazil's regulatory authority ANVISA has published guidance on the reporting requirements for its medicine track-and-trace system, which is due to come fully online in 2016. After four years in development, the broad outline of the National Drug Control System (SNCM) was published last December and - like many similar approaches around the world - is based on the serialization of medicine packs using 2D data matrix and human-readable codes.
4 jailed for selling fake drugsShanghai, Sept 2014: our people have been sent to prison for selling counterfeit medicines and health tonics online, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said yesterday.
US Pharmacopeia joins safe online pharmacy groupThe US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has joined a group campaigning to raise awareness of illegal online medicines sales. USP has lent its support to the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP), an advocacy organisation set up to protect consumers from the scourge of rogue online pharmacies though measures such as public education, data collection and dissemination, best practices development and encouraging policy and legislative change.
4 Family Members accused of running Fake Online Pharmacy Network operating in Florida, Canada and IndiaSeptember , 2014: Two brothers, their mother and a cousin are accused of operating a large-scale fake online pharmacy scam that shipped to consumers all over the globe. The danger that fake online pharmacies pose to U.S. consumers is one of the primary topics we will be discussing September 18 at Interchange2014 in Washington D.C.