European pharmaceutical manufacturers stepped up calls for a
blanket ban on repackaging of pharmaceuticals last week, suggesting
that this would be the single most effective way to seal the supply
chain for counterfeiting drugs.
A US senator has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a
probe into outsourcing of production for pharmaceuticals, as well
as ways to make drugmakers accountable for products which fail to
meet quality standards.
The US Food and Drug Administration has declared the country's
previously-tainted heparin supply to be "safe" due to
stronger testing and controls that are now in place. Meanwhile,
China continues to distance itself...
Questions are hanging over the role of a Chinese manufacturing
facility in the Baxter heparin scare after it has emerged that the
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has never inspected the