Friday, July 13, 2012

Pharmacy Related International News

July 13, 2012
Synthetic Drug Chemicals Banned in Michigan
Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan signed a new law that bans synthetic cannabinoid products such as K2, Spice and other dangerous synthetic drug. These drugs are now included in Schedule 1 drug list. read more
FDA-US Alerts Producers About Unapproved Oxycodone Products
Manufacturers and distributors are warned to remove in the market all unapproved oxycodone products in oral dosage forms. The said opoid analgesic did not undergo FDA testing for all parameters therefore made them illegal  to be distributed in United States.  Oxycodone is Schedule II drug list. read more

UNICEF: Pneumonia, diarrhea top killers of kids
"Pneumonia and diarrhea are among the top causes of childhood deaths around the world, particularly among the poor, said a report out Friday the UN Children's Fund." by AFP Phil Star read more

Counterfeit Adderall Purchased Online Contains Wrong Active Ingredients, FDA Warns
"Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers and health care providers about a counterfeit version of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ Adderall® 30 mg tablets that is being purchased on the Internet."  source: NABP read more

Dramatic blood sugar control with gastric surgery  

"Gastric surgery controlled blood sugar better than intensive medical therapy among obese type 2 diabetics, according to the STAMPEDE trial, the results of which were presented recently at the recent 61st Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology meeting in Chicago, Illinois, US." by Radha Chitale read more

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