Medicines banned from the US and Canada are on sale in Australia | Herald Sun

AustraliaSUE DUNLEVY NATIONAL HEALTH REPORTER NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA NETWORK OCTOBER 24, 2014 12:00AM SHARE 4 Banned drugs … medicines made at an Indian factory are not being imported into the US and Canada. Picture: AFPTHE safety of Australian medicines is under question with lax regulation here allowing the sale of drugs that are banned in the US and Canada.Up to 20 medicines made in India for Canadian pharmaceutical company Apotex — which supplies a fifth of Australia’s generic medicines — have been banned overseas because of “significant concerns”.But our medicine watchdog is allowing them into Australia.Checks by the US FDA found the company which makes antibiotics, blood pressure, asthma, pills and a generic viagra was manipulating quality testing data.

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