Imagine seeing your child suffering from malaria, one of the biggest killers of children across the world. Symptoms include high fever, sweating, vomiting and convulsions. But it’s OK, you think, because you bought medicine to combat the disease from a local drugs market. Now imagine what it must be like […]

Counterfeit drugs: ‘People are dying every day’


Fake drugs impact so many aspects of society, it is hard to really wrap your arms around the problem. Public health, law enforcement, hospitals, drugstores and yes, even large pharma conglomerates. Pharmaceutical sales in Latin America are projected to grow nearly 12% per year through 2017. That makes it one […]

How Do Fake Drugs And Chinese Counterfeit Medicine Impact Latin ...


Monrovia — Delegates from the ECOWAS Parliament Joint Committee on Health and Social Service, Trade, Customs and Free Movement are in Liberia attending a week-long meeting to discuss ECOWAS policy on the fight against Counterfeit Medical Products and expired Products and how Parliamentarians can contribute toward implementing and improving the […]

‘Nigeria, Ghana, China, India Major Hub for Counterfeit Medicine’



The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has destroyed eleven containers of fake drugs worth over nine billion naira. The destruction of the counterfeit drugs was supervised by the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewale at NAFDAC dump site in Igwuruta, Rivers state. Adewale said the fake […]

NAFDAC destroys 11 containers of fake drugs in Nigeria


Machines used to make counterfeit pills are reaching the US border in record numbers. US Customs and Border Protection is seizing pill presses at a rate 19 times higher than in 2011. That’s the year the synthetic drug fentanyl exploded in the US drug market, according to the American Association […]

Pill presses for counterfeit drugs seized in record numbers


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FDA is alerting consumers and health care professionals that counterfeit versions of Cialis 20 mg tablets were found in the mail on its way to a U.S. consumer.  While this shipment was stopped, FDA is concerned about other possible mail shipments to consumers.  FDA laboratory analysis showed the counterfeit versions […]

Counterfeit Versions of Cialis tablets identified entering the United States