20 December 2012 /Retail and online sale
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Health and Medicines Authority warn against a number of products that are illegal and potentially dangerous to consumers' health. The products include both food supplements and unauthorised medicines.
11 September 2012 /Retail and online sale
Many Danes use glucosamine for joint pain, but thousands are tricked into buying glucosamine illegally from Helse Danmark, which operates the website sundeled.dk and other websites. Consumers who buy illegal medicines risk getting a fine of DKK 2,500. In this specific case, several Danes report that they have also been threatened with debt collection when they tried to return the illegal medicine to Helse Danmark.
25 April 2012 /Retail and online sale
An analysis performed by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority of the potency-enhancing product MaxiMenPills, previously marketed by a Danish online shop, has established that the product contains two active substances, which are not declared on the package.
30 March 2012 /Retail and online sale
The Danish Health and Medicines Authority has received information about the dangerous skin lightening cream 'Bio Claire - Lightening Body Creme' sold by Danish online shops.
27 March 2012 /Retail and online sale
The Danish National Board of Health has received information about the dangerous potency-enhancing product Viamax Pure Power, which is sold by Danish online shops. Viamax Pure Power is not an authorised medicinal product, and we therefore warn consumers not to use the product. We advise consumers who have taken Viamax Pure Power to stop using it and to contact their doctor if they have any concerns. The illegal medicinal product may be handed over to a pharmacy for destruction.
15 March 2012 /Retail and online sale
A number of US media have contacted the Danish National Board of Health with questions about the Danish company Caremed ApS in connection with the case of counterfeit 400 mg Avastin that was found on the US market.
27 February 2012 /Retail and online sale
Record number of illegal drug imports in Denmark in 2011 – erectile dysfunction drugs represent one third
In 2011, the Danish Medicines Agency together with Post Danmark and SKAT (the Danish tax authorities) retained altogether 8,174 parcels with illegally imported medicines whose actual content is often unknown. This is almost twice as many as in 2010, and around one third of the parcels contained erectile dysfunction drugs.
17 February 2012 /Retail and online sale
On Tuesday 14 February, the FDA warned against using Avastin 25 mg/ml. The counterfeit Avastin is not distributed in Denmark.
01 February 2012 /Retail and online sale
As of 10 February 2012, the prescriptions issued by emergency service doctors in Denmark will only be valid for 7 days from issuance of the prescription. The period of validity is shortened to reduce the risk that outdated prescriptions are dispensed by mistake.