Johnson & Johnson filed a lawsuit against drug distributors and a pharmacy seeking to stop the sale of counterfeit versions of the company’s HIV drugs, months after a similar case brought by Gilead Sciences Inc.

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Gilead Sciences scored a legal victory regarding fraudulent HIV reimbursements.

Gilead Sciences Inc. said an unauthorized network of drug distributors and suppliers sold pharmacies more than $250 million of counterfeit versions of the company’s HIV treatments over the last two years, endangering patients.

tec5USA, a leading designer and manufacturer of in-line process spectrometers, announced plans to host a free webinar on November 10th discussing the growing problem of counterfeit medications and their handheld solution for detection.

Some of the industry’s largest pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co., have developed a blockchain-based system to track prescription drugs across the supply chain to better halt the flow of counterfeit medicines.

AstraZeneca clinched two new deals with Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Tencent as the British drugmaker steps up the company’s drive to expand business in China.

Authorities from a record 123 countries, including the U.S. FDA, have taken action against hundreds of businesses suspected of illegally selling medicines over the internet, officials said.

Three Chinese drugmakers are under investigation for crimes including using counterfeit medicines, the industry watchdog said, as China cracks down on shoddy practices in the world’s second-biggest drugs market. The China Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating Hebei Yongfeng Yaoye, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed CSPC Pharmaceutical Group, as well as Gansu Dadeli […]

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