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  • EU Regulators Warn of Counterfeit Copies of Cancer Drug Herceptin

    EU regulators have issued a warning that several batches of the cancer medicine Herceptin (trastuzumab) have been "tampered with," falsified and reintroduced into the supply chain, potentially putting patients at risk. Background High-cost cancer medications like Herceptin have become an increasingly tempting target for thieves and counterfeiters in recent years. While they lack the ready market that some drugs like Viagra have, their extraordinary cost means extraordin...
  • Bill to Enhance Fines, Penalties for Falsifying Medical Products Passes Congress

    • 24 September 2012
    A piece of legislation set to increase the amount of fines and severity of penalties for counterfeiters and thieves of medical products has passed both the US House of Representatives and Senate by unanimous consent. The legislation, known at the Strengthening and Focusing Enforcement to Deter Organized Stealing and Enhance Safety Act of 2010 (SAFE DOSES Act ) , was first introduced in March 2012 by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). As reported by Regulatory Foc...