WHO warns of fake cancer drug made from paracetamol

UK The Guardian

Pills that resemble Leukaemia drug Iclusig sold in Europe and Americas for £5,000 a pack A global alert has been issued by the World Health Organization, warning patients, doctors and pharmacies of a fake cancer drug circulating in Europe and the Americas. The fake medicine is packaged to look like the cancer drug Iclusig, which contains the active ingredient ponatinib to treat adults with chronic myeloid leukaemia and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The labels are in English, as if destined for use in the NHS. The boxes of 15mg and 45mg pills contain only paracetamol. Continue reading... …

Read more »

Related Stories

Trump unloads on the Fed and 'fake news' over recession warnings

21/08/2019 • 19:52 Daily Mail

Bride, 29, faked having terminal cancer to get a £15,000 wedding ceremony walks free from court

16/08/2019 • 16:51 Daily Mail

Pensioner dies after 'doctors sent him home with paracetamol for a cancerous lump on his head'

12/08/2019 • 11:47 Health Daily Mail

Police warn people mocking convicted drug dealer's hairstyle they could be prosecuted

11/08/2019 • 14:53 Politics The Independent

Warning over fake trusts using name of charity regulator

10/08/2019 • 17:26 UK The Telegraph

MARKET REPORT: Astrazeneca's star rises higher after cancer drug success

9/08/2019 • 20:59 Money Daily Mail

Pioneering prostate cancer drug 'prolongs patients' lives' in trial

7/08/2019 • 14:45 Health Daily Mail

Public Health warning over spate of drug deaths amid concerns fentanyl could be to blame

31/07/2019 • 20:01 UK The Telegraph

Game-changing ovarian cancer drug which extends survival by three years gets NHS green light

25/07/2019 • 23:01 UK The Telegraph

War in the Blood, review: a powerful, gut-punching tribute to both the scientists and patients testing new cancer drugs

7/07/2019 • 21:45 The Telegraph