China is believed to be the biggest source of fake medicines in the
more fake Malaria Drugs
“These falsifiers are in fact murderers—they are causing death,”
executive director of the Gillings Global Gateway at the University
of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Public Health. “And you’re
more likely to get prosecuted for counterfeiting a Gucci purse than
FDA REPORTS Counterfeit medicine
Counterfeit versions of Cialis
SEVEN LIKELY FAKED DRUGS
Counterfeit medicine is fake medicine. It may be
contaminated or contain the wrong or no active ingredient. They
could have the right active ingredient but at the wrong dose.
Counterfeit drugs are illegal and may be harmful to your health.
MADE MEDICINE!! ....
FAKES: A Transnational Criminal Network ...
"Under the direction of the MPS and
the China Food and
Drug Administration (CFDA), police and CFDA's provincial
branches in Guangxi, Hunan, Anhui and Henan seized more than 16,600
bottles of fake medicine and vaccines, said a statement of the MPS."
We can hope
artemisinin: key ingredient in the frontline treatment for
malaria in Africa (a helpful cure...if
the real thing is used ...Chinese fakes abound)
The Wellcome Trust and others
one-third of malaria drugs in Uganda, including ACTs and all
others, may be fake or substandard. From the streets of Kampala to
Lake Victoria's shores, fakes are abundant. Dispensary workers are
cagey when asked about fake drugs, but admit they exist and they can
do little to tell which are real and which won't work. "
Much more to the story
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"China, which has
repeatedly been caught exporting contaminated
products, is a major supplier of raw supplement
ingredients. The FDA has yet to inspect a single
factory there." Consumer Reports
" aconite, bitter orange,
chaparral, colloidal silver, coltsfoot, comfrey,
country mallow, germanium, greater celandine, kava,
lobelia, and yohimbe. The FDA has warned about at
least eight of them, some as long ago as 1993.
Why are they still for sale? Two
national retailers we contacted about specific
supplements said they carried them because the FDA
has not banned them. " Consumer Reports
China API Drugs
"it is still difficult for
Chinese API drugs to get into developed countries.
"The majority of the API drugs produced in China
are exported to Africa, since it is hard for Chinese
drug producers to comply with the quality standards
of Western countries," Guo
Typical Warning to Chinese API Manufacturers
Testimony to the
Congress on Illicit Chinese Drugs
generally and diethylene glycol (DEG)-contaminated
products specifically coming from China have been,
and still are, on-going concerns for the U.S. and
other nations. Ten years ago, Chinese counterfeit
glycerin killed nearly 100 children in Haiti.
Last year in Panama, Chinese glycerin contaminated
with DEG again caused scores of deaths. Recently,
toothpaste imported from China to the U.S. was found
to contain DEG." Link
Murray M. Lumpkin, M.D.
Deputy Commissioner for International and Special
the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science &
pills that kill
"Counterfeit medicines are easy to produce, low
risk and vastly profitable. A drug costing a fraction
of a penny can be sold for 50 times as much and more.
In one MHRA case, 100,000 fake tablets supplied by a
Chinese manufacturer for about 25p each were being
sold for up to £20 each in the UK, worth £1.6
million in total."
BLOOD THINNER HEPARIN CONTAMINATES and KILLS 81
contaminated blood thinner from China has been found
in drug supplies in 11 countries, and federal
officials said Monday they had discovered a clear
link between the contaminant and severe reactions now
associated with 81 deaths in the United States.
"Heparin is made from the mucous
membranes of the intestines of slaughtered pigs that,
in China, are often cooked in unregulated family
workshops. The contaminant, identified as
oversulfated chondroitin sulfate, a cheaper
substance, slipped through the usual testing and was
recognized only after more sophisticated tests were
the pills that kill
London " a
multi-billion-pound worldwide trade that is estimated
to lead directly to the deaths of more than a half
million people a year across the globe."
and from where ..... CHINA!
.... "Counterfeit medicines
are easy to produce, low risk and vastly profitable.
A drug costing a fraction of a penny can be sold for
50 times as much and more. In one MHRA case, 100,000
fake tablets supplied by a Chinese manufacturer for
about 25p each were being sold for up to £20 each in
the UK, worth £1.6 million in total."
Drugs and Where They Originate!!
" ... link to a complex supply
chain of fake drugs that ran from China through
Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, Britain and the
Bahamas, ultimately leading to an Internet pharmacy
whose American customers believed they were buying
medicine from Canada, according to interviews with
regulators and drug company investigators in six
Internet Pharmacies are enticing
... GREAT PRICES!! .... but you may receive
poisoning in Panama last year to understand
the seriousness of the problem. More than a hundred
people died there because the government had
unwittingly mixed a counterfeit ingredient made by a
chemical company in China
into cold medicine."
"We traced the source of the medicines and
determined that they had been manufactured in China,"
said Ms. Mages of Pfizer. From
the mainland it went to Hong Kong, then to the United
Arab Emirates and the Bahamas, where individual
prescriptions were filled and put into packets and
"Instead of sending it directly to the
patient, it then went back to the U.K., where U.K.
postage would be affixed, and then it would be mailed
to the U.S., .... This was done to lend
credibility to the medicine." NYTimes
organisation the US Pharmacopeia (USP) has opened its newest international site in
Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai. USP Link " The USP-China
facility supports USPs international public
health mission to ensure good pharmaceutical care and
quality food ingredients for all. USP promotes the
public health by developing and disseminating quality
standards and information for medicines, healthcare
delivery, food ingredients, and related products and
practices. USPs standards and information help
patients and practitioners in more than 130 countries
maintain and improve health." (This is
their quote.... not mine)
Unable to find enough sick people
... drug companies test in China ...Link
The Chinese make fake
and inferior drugs and sell them world wide
.... but they are not allowed to exaggerate their
"BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Health foods in
China will not be allowed to carry wording that
exaggerates their effects or implies they have
curative effects for special diseases, according to a
newly issued set of regulations." (I know
I feel better!)
Anti-Malaria Drugs are killing people .... National Institute of Health
"The researchers tested artesunate tablets
that were used to treat a man at a hospital in
eastern Burma last year. Artesunate is normally
effective, but the twenty-three-year-old man died
from common malaria.
The fake tablets were sold as a real product made
Pharmaceutical of China. The scientists
discovered that the tablets contained only ten
milligrams of artesunate. The real product
contains fifty milligrams. "
And fake Tamiflu!
"In the investigation into counterfeit drugs, police in five cities and provinces
arrested 19 suspects in May 2006, closed six
factories and seized 40 tons of materials used to
fake the flu treatment Tamiflu, which has also been
used to combat bird flu."
FAKE and COUNTERFEIT
CHINESE DRUGS FLOOD ASIA
counterfeit means that a drug can lack an important
ingredient, contain a harmful ingredient or be
mislabeled. Some of the most commonly counterfeited
drugs include those for erectile dysfunction,
depression, anxiety and infection. In a recent study,
the World Health Organization determined global sales
of counterfeit drugs to be $32 billion in 2003 -- 10
percent of all medicines sold worldwide." Link
"The former head of China's Food
and Drug Administration found guilty of taking bribes
to licence fake drugs has been executed." ... well that might help a bit
Health Organization estimates that 10 per cent of
drugs in circulation are counterfeit - with China the
Anti-Malarial Drugs faked by Chinese
companies lead to deaths! Link
Chinese News Sources ..... ...some
"I think we have reached a point
unfortunately where Made in China is now a warning
label in the United States," said a Democratic
senator, Richard Durbin, (He's right ... for once)
and the Chinese point out that ...
"More than 80% of China's products are up to
standard," the Business Daily said yesterday. It
was not meant ironically. This was a gain on the
previous year." That should make you feel
Food and Drug Administration rarely
conducts quality-control inspections, have become major suppliers of
low-cost drugs and drug ingredients to American
consumers. Analysts say their products are becoming
pervasive in the generic and over-the-counter
"Analysts estimate that as much
as 20 percent of finished generic and
over-the-counter drugs, and more than 40 percent of
the active ingredients for pills made here, come from
India and China. Within 15 years, they predict, as
much as 80 percent of the key ingredients will come
from those countries -- which are quickly becoming
attractive to brand-name drugmakers, too."
"The Chinese FDA just doesn't
have the infrastructure," said Les Funtleyder,
drug analyst for Miller Tabak. "They don't have
the hundreds of inspectors who go out [to check
factories.] They don't have the training. Until they
bring things up to speed, I'm not sure the [U.S.] FDA
is going to just accept drugs made in China."
FDA Says Avoid
Toothpaste Made in China
"Out of caution, the Food and
Drug Administration said, people should throw away
toothpaste with labeling that says it was made in
China. The FDA is concerned that these products may
contain diethylene glycol."
"The agency is not aware of
any poisoning from toothpaste in the United States,
but it did find the antifreeze ingredient in a
shipment at the U.S. border..."
Kent M. Herrick, Editor in Chief, 2016
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