A new global campaign by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was launched recently to raise awareness among consumers of the $250 billion a year illicit trafficking of counterfeit goods.
The campaign, 'Counter
An investigation has been launched into claims that counterfeit medicine has been given to patients with sickle cell anaemia being treated at Bahrain's main hospital.
Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi yesterday ordered the prob
General Motors Middle East highlighted the issue of counterfeiting vehicle parts and accessories across the Middle East and the consequences for consumers at a seminar, held in Doha recently.
The one-day seminar addressed teams fr
Xerox, the document management company, recently launched its new loyalty programme, which lets customers validate the authenticity of Xerox products.
Genuine Xerox Rewards also lets customers redeem points for Xerox equipment or
Medicines being sold in registered private sector pharmacies were procured only through authorised dealers, said a top official amid claims that up to 30 per cent of drugs sold in Bahrain could be counterfeit.
Ordering medical products online could lead to serious problems as some could be counterfeit or have highly toxic components, health officials in Bahrain warned.
The alert comes as the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) w
Sproxil has collaborated with IBM to use its technology to help the pharmaceutical industry reduce drug counterfeiting and allow consumers to verify the authenticity of prescriptions in seconds through their mobile phones.
The Brand Owners Protection Group (BPG), the largest non-profit organisation in the Gulf committed to combating counterfeit trade, discussed new ways to curb the exchange of illegal products and expand anti-counterfeiting initiatives in the region
The UAE Ministry of Economy is working on the final stages of a new draft law to combat commercial fraud and counterfeiting, which is expected to be enforced next year.
Commercial fraud and counterfeiting are central issues that
Consumers are being warned about counterfeit Microsoft computer software, which is allegedly being sold over-the-counter as the real thing by unscrupulous dealers in Bahrain.
The alert was issued yesterday by Microsoft Gulf, which claimed