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.
26-Sep-2011 - Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has voted unanimously in favour of new legislation which will criminalise the production and trafficking of counterfeit drugs.
21-Sep-2011 - Rx-360 has begun its audit sharing programme to increase knowledge about suppliers and the quality of pharmaceutical raw materials.
15-Sep-2011 - The FDA needs additional powers to update its “antiquated, domestically-focused statute” and end the “competitive advantage of non-compliance”, an agency official said.
24-Aug-2011 - Drug counterfeiters are using the Caribbean as a transport hub to ship fake pharmaceutical around the world according to the Antigua Pharmaceutical Society.
24-Aug-2011 - The UAE needs overseas investment to kick-start its pharmaceutical manufacturing sector and end reliance on foreign imports, the DCCI says.
04-Aug-2011 - HP has launched a global authentication service it says will help identify counterfeit and stolen pharmaceuticals.