09-May-2012 - The Indian government says multinational companies are running “a concerted campaign” against its generics industry.
23-Apr-2012 - The American Business Council (ABC) has warned US drugsmakers working in Pakistan to brace themselves for supply chain disruptions as the Government imposes heavy delays on the process used to...
16-Apr-2012 - Merck & Co has asked the FDA for a “clear and unambiguous” definition of crude heparin to improve draft guidance.
10-Apr-2012 - USP plans to open a laboratory and training centre in Ghana to strengthen quality control and offer services in sub-Saharan Africa.
05-Apr-2012 - The G20 should add investment in developing countries’ regulatory systems to its agenda to secure the drug supply chain, an IOM report said.
04-Apr-2012 - The FDA has found counterfeits of a Roche oncology drug in US medical practices six weeks after the discovery of fake Avastin.
29-Mar-2012 - An academic has questioned the wisdom of longer maximum penalties for counterfeiters at a House meeting to discuss sentencing.
28-Mar-2012 - In the first six months of fiscal 2011 tests of drug samples found 1,420 substandard pharmaceuticals in India.
27-Mar-2012 - More than four-fifths of anti-malarials sampled in Nigeria failed to meet USP specifications for one of the APIs, researchers found.
01-Mar-2012 - The UN has urged Governments to crack down on the growing number of fake drugs being sold online.
06-Feb-2012 - The WHO is urging countries to collaborate on tackling substandard drugs and strengthening supply chains at a new annual meeting.
02-Feb-2012 - The US FDA has called for more authority to ensure any track-and-trace system is binding for industry and pre-empts state laws.
26-Jan-2012 - Europe is considering forcing API manufacturers to verify the source of starting materials as part of GMP revisions.
17-Jan-2012 - PIC/S has strengthened promotion of global GDP harmonisation and confidentiality in a revision to its documentation.
10-Jan-2012 - The value of counterfeit pharmaceuticals seized at US borders jumped 200 per cent in 2011 as enforcement actions took effect.
09-Jan-2012 - The USP has published draft supply chain integrity guidance outlining steps to stop counterfeit or adulterated drugs reaching patients.
20-Dec-2011 - Counterfeit anti-malarials containing the Viagra API were probably manufactured in Southeast Asia, researchers found.
15-Dec-2011 - A treaty on medicine quality is needed to fix the major public health problem of substandard drugs, according to academics.
28-Nov-2011 - Industry reluctance to share information on economic adulteration is hindering FDA efforts to tackle tainted ingredients, a GAO report found.
24-Nov-2011 - The EC is seeking industry comments before implementing the serialisation aspect of the falsified medicines directive.
15-Nov-2011 - Wholesalers’ trust in the quality of products from some countries could decrease vigilance and allow counterfeits to reach pharmacies, research found.
20-Oct-2011 - Avantor is to offer tamper-evident seals on all its pharma raw material and excipient containers by the end of the year.
17-Oct-2011 - Spam filtering and identification is needed to stop Twitter becoming another platform for pushers of fake or substandard drugs, researchers say.
13-Oct-2011 - Sproxil and Orange have separately expanded text messaging anti-counterfeiting services in Kenya to tackle fake drugs.
12-Oct-2011 - The FDA has published final guidance on the use of excipients as anti-counterfeiting tools in solid oral dosage forms.