Tanzanians Demand Legal Action Over Fake Drugs

The production and distribution of counterfeit anti-retrovirals has left over 500,000 patients in a state of panic and they have demanded that the culprits face punitive measures.

A patient holds drugs: there are more than two million HIV positive people in Tanzania.

  • Tanzania:   ARVs Safe to Use, Says Minister

    Daily News, 5 November 2012

    The government has reassured Tanzanians using ARVs to take the drugs without worries since those distributed all over the country are safe and meet the required standard. Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Company Under Fire for Selling Fake Drugs

    Daily News, 31 October 2012

    TANZANIA Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) broke its silence, saying that the suspended Tanzania Pharmaceutical Industries (TPI) Ltd sold fake ARVs (TT-VIR) to the Medical Stores… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Fake Drug Probe Complete - Police

    Daily News, 25 October 2012

    POLICE have completed investigations on allegations that the Arusha-based Tanzania Pharmaceutical Industries (TPI) produced and circulated fake anti-retroviral drugs through the… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Factory Closed Over Fake Ante-Retrovirals

    Daily News, 11 October 2012

    THE government has suspended three top officials at the Medical Stores Department (MSD) and halted production at the Arusha-based Tanzania Pharmaceutical Industry (TPI) over… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Govt Takes Tough Stance on Fake Goods

    Daily News, 15 October 2012

    THE Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) contemplates switching off all fake mobile phones in a move to combat counterfeit and sub-standard handsets that have… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   War On Fake Goods Must be Intensified

    Daily News, 8 October 2012

    IT came to public notice at the weekend that the Zanzibar Bureau of Standards (ZBS), which has just come aboard, plans to work closely with Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) whose… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Country Loses U.S.$571 Million to Counterfeits

    EA Business, 23 September 2012

    It has been revealed that the East Africa's second largest economy loses over Tsh900bn ($571.79m) revenue due to counterfeit businesses. Read more »

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