Sunday, March 29, 2015   

France busts record 2.4m doses of dodgy China drugs
(04-10 18:56)

French customs have confiscated millions of counterfeit drugs from China in what they described as the biggest seizure in the European Union.
A total of 2.4 million doses of drugs for ailments including diarrhea, headaches and erectile dysfunction were seized at the end of February in the port of Le Havre in boxes labelled as containing Chinese tea, customs officials said today.
“Some of the drugs contain no active ingredient, which constitutes outright cheating of consumers,'' a statement from the customs executive said.
“Others have different levels of the active ingredient compared to the authentic drug which means they could represent a serious health risk for patients taking them.''
According to French customs, the previous record seizure in the EU was for 1.2 million doses of counterfeit aspirin, also made at Le Havre in Normandy, in May 2013.—AFP
   
Other World breaking news:
Thai airlines branded a ‘significant safety concern,’ Japan blocks flights from Thai Airways (03-27 20:22)
Khmer Rouge cadre charged with crimes against humanity (03-27 20:16)
(Flight 9525) Shredded sick note reveals German co-pilot suffered from depression (03-27 20:08)
Assad keeps option open with US (03-27 19:55)
Cameron pulls though in TV grilling (03-27 19:44)
Saudi bombs in Yemen kill 39 civilians, inflaming tensions (03-27 18:36)
Cambodians jailed for trafficking people to Thailand for kidneys (03-27 17:18)
(Flight 9525) Police take away items from co-pilot’s flat (03-27 16:51)
10 pilgrims die at Bangladesh river ritual (03-27 14:32)
(Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015) Singaporeans determined to honor late leader (03-27 14:27)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.