Report: Tracking System Needed To Fight Fake Drugs - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Report: Tracking System Needed To Fight Fake Drugs

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON D.C. - A new report calls for a national drug tracking system to fight the growing problem of fake drugs.
    
The Institute of Medicine says phony or substandard drugs are an increasing international threat, and one that is affecting the U.S. as well.
    
Just last week, the Food and Drug Administration warned doctors - for the third time in about a year - that it discovered a counterfeit batch of the cancer drug Avastin, one that lacks the real tumor-killing ingredient.
    
Wednesday's report says mandatory drug tracking would offer the same kind of reliability for medications that the U.S. court system's chain-of-custody requirements do for evidence used in trials. It would allow verification that a drug and the ingredients used to make it are authentic at every step.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • New Downtown Salisbury Trolley Hopes To Attract College Students

    New Downtown Salisbury Trolley Hopes To Attract College Students

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:39:36 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md - A new mode of transportation is coming to the Downtown Salisbury area, which is home to eclectic restaurants, trendy shops, and a thriving nightlife. Unfortunately, the majority of SUMore >>
    SALISBURY, Md - A new mode of transportation is coming to the Downtown Salisbury area, which is home to eclectic restaurants, trendy shops, and a thriving nightlife. Unfortunately, the majority of SU students have been missing out on all the fun.More >>
  • National Park Service Turns 98

    National Park Service Turns 98

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:02:35 GMT
    MARYLAND- The National Park Service is turning 98 years- old this year. They're letting all it's visitors celebrate with them...for free.More >>
    MARYLAND- The National Park Service is turning 98 years- old this year. They're letting all it's visitors celebrate with them...for free.More >>
  • Flip The Switch

    Flip The Switch

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:53:51 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md- After preparing for two and a half months, Lower Shore Enterprises officially "flipped the switch" today to power up their solar energy system.More >>
    SALISBURY, Md- After preparing for two and a half months, Lower Shore Enterprises officially "flipped the switch" today to power up their solar energy system.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.