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Report: Tracking system needed to fight fake drugs
By LAURAN NEERGAARD
AP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new report calls for a national drug tracking system to fight the growing problem of fake drugs.
The Institute of Medicine says phony or substandard drugs are an increasing international threat, and one that is affecting the U.S. as well.
Just last week, the Food and Drug Administration warned doctors -- for the third time in about a year -- that it discovered a counterfeit batch of the cancer drug Avastin, one that lacks the real tumor-killing ingredient.
Wednesday's report says mandatory drug tracking would offer the same kind of reliability for medications that the U.S. court system's chain-of-custody requirements do for evidence used in trials. It would allow verification that a drug and the ingredients used to make it are authentic at every step.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13 2013, 10:04 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. transportation agencies supply 400 workers
May 22, 2013 20:36 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Transportation agencies in Oklahoma are devoting about 400 workers and 200 pieces of heavy equipment to the recovery effort from the Moore tornado.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority said Wednesday that employees started emergency work Monday after tornadoes struck in Moore and other parts of the state.
The crews are helping with debris removal in Moore, as requested by local authorities. About 60 maintenance workers are clearing major routes in Moore.
Much of the effort by the agencies is centering on clearing routes that are part of the state highway system.
The DOT says motorists can expect periodic lane closures on Interstate 35 through Moore. Also, off-ramps from the highway in Moore are restricted to emergency responders. Sightseers aren't allowed.
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