counterfeit drugs

Safeguarding the U.S. drug supply
Safeguarding the U.S. drug supplyThe product-tracing deadline has been extended to November 1. Other requirements are on schedule. Here's what you have to do, and when you have to do it.
Be vigilant of counterfeit version of Botox found in United StatesA counterfeit version of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) was found in the United States and may have been sold to doctors’ offices and medical clinics nationwide. The version is considered unsafe and should not be used.
Most Canadian online pharmacies are fraudulentMore than 40,000 domain names may be connected to online pharmacies at any given time.
Implications of the Maine drug-import lawSome of the medications coming into Maine will originate in countries where oversight of the pharmaceutical production process is lax or nil. Are the possible consequences worth the probable savings?
USP joins the Fight the Fakes campaignThe U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention recently joined a number of other global health organizations in the Fight the Fakes campaign to combat the growing problem of counterfeit and substandard medications.
VIDEO: Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons discuss counterfeit injectablesExperts discussed their views on the counterfeit injectables market and off-label product usage during the recent 2013 Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology meeting.
Counterfeit drugs harder to spot than many physicians believeFor dermatologists, battling the growing problem of drug counterfeiting requires wariness and common sense, says a Food and Drug Administration expert who spoke at Cosmetic Boot Camp, held here.
Risky BusinessEight experts discussed their views on the counterfeit market at the recent Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology meeting in Las Vegas. Susan Weinkle, M.D., Bradenton, Fla., who moderated the panel, summed up the group’s consensus by stating, “Patient safety needs to be first and foremost. We need to use products that have been evaluated, that companies have put their research dollars behind to have data to support using them safely in our patients.”
Counterfeit drugs harder to spot than many physicians believeFor clinicians, battling the growing problem of drug counterfeiting requires wariness and common sense, says a Food and Drug Administration expert who spoke at Cosmetic Boot Camp.
HELP Committee passes federal track and trace bill