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Do you know where your drugs come from?

As the FDA is now trying to work with India on pharmaceuticals and legitimacy this tidbit came out......

Chinese authorities know—and the United States knows—that China is the main source of ingredients for many drugs needed in the U.S. medical industry.

A key pre-FSMA report came from the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission in April 2010.

The report painted a dire picture of China’s own system to ensure the safety of its products, saying, “China’s health and safety regime for export products is fragmented and ineffective.”

At that time, 94.1 percent of the antibiotic tetracycline came from China, as did 74 percent of streptomycin, and close to 60 percent of ibuprofen, used in Advil and Motrin. China is also the global leader in manufacturing acetaminophen, an ingredient in Tylenol and Benadryl.

For the moment, as long as China is the main source for pharmaceuticals that Americans can’t live without, it knows there is little the United States can do.
Interesting and alarming read at:


Who do you call when you can't remember your password?

Police in India have failed to act on hundreds of corruption complaints over an eight-year period because they did not know a computer password, it seems.

Delhi officers could not operate a portal holding more than 600 complaints - a lapse that has gone undetected since 2006, the Indian Express Newspaper said. The complaints came from India's anti-corruption agency, called the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).

But two senior police officers have now been trained in the system, and can access the 667 cases that have piled up since the portal launched. One officer told the paper the oversight was "a technical problem", and complaints are now being addressed.

The CVC collates complaints against government officials and directs law enforcement to investigate them. The commission received 36,000 complaints in 2013, figures published by The Economic Times say.

Despite the confusion, police in Delhi "remain committed to public grievances", a senior officer told the Indian Express.


The senator received...........

US sues Sprint over company's wiretap expenses

Source: AP

US sues Sprint over company's wiretap expenses

Posted: Mar 03, 2014 3:01 PM PST
Updated: Mar 03, 2014 3:02 PM PST
Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal officials have filed a lawsuit alleging that Sprint Communications Inc. overbilled government agencies $21 million for wiretap services.

The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in San Francisco alleges that that Sprint Corp. subsidiary collected unallowable expenses from the FBI and other government agencies while carrying out court-ordered wiretaps and other electronic intercepts of its customers.

Read more: http://www.ktvn.com/story/24874326/us-sues-sprint-over-companys-wiretap-expenses

I got nothing.

The US and the UK have more in common than you think..............

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