BRICS countries vow to help poor nations in health     Czech Police Find Hundreds Of Thousands Of Fake Pills     Spurious drugs racket busted in Haryana     Fake drug racket: One more held    Guj FDCA busts a racket selling illegal psychotropic drugs in Baroda     CDSCO inspects plants in Maharashtra    Fighting Fakes    Delhi Govt to tighten checks on sale of banned drugs in medical stores    Bacteria found in counterfeit CIBA Vision contact lenses         Indian scientists extract liver cancer drug from babool tree bark

 

 

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Spurious drugs racket busted in Haryana

 

Chandigarh, (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, an official said Friday Food and Drugs Administration Commissioner Rakesh Gupta got a tip-off that spurious drugs of noted companies like Glaxo and Alcum were being manufactured in the city, adjoining Delhi, a department spokesman said.

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Fake drug racket: One more held

NEW DELHI, 23 JULY: Days after three persons were arrested for running one of the largest drug rackets from Delhi and NCR, the crime branch made a fourth arrest after raiding a factory in the Naraina industrial area in southwest Delhi. DCP (crime) Ashok Chand confirmed the arrest.

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Guj FDCA busts a racket selling illegal psychotropic drugs in Baroda

21 July: Baroda. Acting on a tip, a team of FDCA officials raided the residence of a Baroda-based Nigam Shah and recovered psychotropic drugs stacked in his residence illegally.

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CDSCO inspects plants in Maharashtra

Mumbai, 20 July: Officials belonging to the drug controller’s office in Mumbai have conducted surprise inspections at several sites in Maharashtra where studies related to clinical trials of medicines are being held.

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Fighting Fakes

 

Counterfeit drugs kill and increased international collaboration is essential to defeat this $200-billion-a-year industry. A global effort is underway to mobilise awareness and action against the scourge. Until now, World Health Organisation (WHO) led concerted efforts with its International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT) initiative, by engaging with police and customs agencies to address counterfeit and illegal medicines.

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Delhi Govt to tighten checks on sale of banned drugs in medical stores

 

NEW DELHI, 22 July: Amid reports of continued sale of banned drugs and in the wake of recent raids mounted in the chemist shops in the National Capital, the Drug Control Department under the Delhi Government has decided to strengthen the vigil and action against the sale of banned drugs.

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BRICS countries vow to help poor nations in health

 

BEIJING (AP) — The world's top emerging countries banded together Monday to help fight diseases in the poorest countries, pledging to explore the transfer of technologies to the developing world to enable poor nations to produce cheap and effective lifesaving medicines.

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Czech Police Find Hundreds Of Thousands Of Fake Pills

 

Czech police announced today that they busted an organized crime ring that had a factor that made “hundreds of thousands of [counterfeit] tablets.” The crime ring, composed of ex-athletes, body builders, fitness trainers and coaches, produced and sold counterfeit anabolic steroids and other hormone-based drugs.

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Bacteria found in counterfeit CIBA Vision contact lenses

Singapore, 20 July: The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) raided five optical shops and found counterfeit CIBA VISION contact lenses. The counterfeit lenses were fraudulently labelled as "FreshLook ColorBlends" Contact Lenses from CIBA VISION and found to be unsafe and of poor quality.

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Indian scientists extract liver cancer drug from babool tree bark

Varanasi, A drug extracted from the bark of a commonly found tree has been found having the potential to cure liver cancer, according Indian researchers. The experimental drug developed from the extract of Acacia nilotica tree, which is known as babool in local parlance, has shown efficacy against cancer cells when tested on rats.

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