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“Beware of fake online pharmacies” FDA’s campaign

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A national campaign aimed at making Americans more aware of the prevalence of fake online pharmacies has been launched by the FDA.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) warned that fraudulent online pharmacies pose a danger to patient health. The Agency says it aims to help consumers make safe purchases.

American consumers find online pharmacies attractive mainly because many are so cheap compared to retail outlets in the USA. Purchasers can sometimes save from 50% to 80% when buying from foreign websites.


The FDA page:


Written by hbasset

October 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Posted in Pharmaceutical Industry

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US Scientists more likely to publish “fake” in high impact-factor journals

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Based on papers retracted from PubMed in the latest decade, a “study noted that the highest number of retracted papers was written by US first authors, accounting for one third of the total. One in three of these was attributed to fraud“.

According to the study, the fakes were more likely to appear in leading publications with a high ‘impact factor’.

Press release, here

Written by hbasset

November 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Posted in Journals

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