Tuesday, October 6, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search

Lost & Found

Lost: Border Collie, black and light brown, 9 months old, wearing a green collar, last seen Sept. 22 near CR 427 in Poth. If found call 210-324-1208.
Found: Female puppy, F.M. 539 area, La Vernia, must describe to claim. 501-766-7711.
Found: 2 brindle cows, on Sept. 12, at the end of La Gura Rd. in South Bexar County, located between South Loop 1604 and the San Antonio River, Gillett Rd. on east and Schultz Rd. on the west. Call after 8 p.m., 210-310-9206.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

ON-CALL CRISIS POOL WORKERS NEEDED. Part-time positions are available for after hours “on-call” crisis workers to respond to mental health crisis for Wilson and Karnes Counties. Duties include crisis interventions, assessments, referrals to stabilization services, and referrals for involuntary treatment services according to the Texas Mental Health Laws. You must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, nursing, etc. On-call hours are from 5 p.m.-8 a.m. weekdays, weekends and holidays vary. If selected, you must attend required training and must be able to report to designated safe sites within 1 hour of request for assessment. Compensation is at a rate of $200 per week plus $100 per completed and submitted crisis assessment, and mileage. If interested call Camino Real Community Services, 210-357-0359.
Caregivers needed. Call 830-431-2389. 
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos

Video Vault ›

Scam Central

Fake Antibiotics Found in Texas Target Hispanic Community

E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
May 13, 2011 | 1,920 views | 1 comment

Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2011) - Criminals targeting the Hispanic community in Texas distributed fake over the counter medicines described to be children's antibiotics to pharmacies across the state, sparking a state investigation and a warning to parents. The products, dietary supplements sold under names that very closely resemble the names of legitimate antibiotics and marketed primarily to Spanish-speaking consumers, have caused adverse reactions that require hospital visits, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

"The maker of these products has no scruples and is preying upon parents of children to make a quick buck. They use deception and jeopardize the health of children; this type of fraudulent marketing is unacceptable and despicable," said Marv Shepherd, President of the Partnership for Safe Medicines. "The U.S. has one of the safest drug systems in the world, but even one fake pill that harms one man, woman or child is too many. It is a situation like this thatmakes our efforts to fight counterfeit medicines all the more urgent."

"This targeted attack on the Hispanic community is alarming and dangerous, which is why we are working with PSM to alert members of our community in Texas to this publichealth threat. We have to ensure that parents are aware of this fraud and the fact that some of these products may still be on the shelves or in their medicine cabinets at home," said Gus West, chairman of The Hispanic Institute. "We urge consumers who are concerned about medicines they have purchased tocontact the DSHS for assistance."

Officials say the products are available in capsule, syrup and other forms and sold under names such as Amoxilina, Pentrexcilina, Ampitrexyl, Citricillin, Amoximiel and Pentreximil. DSHS is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate the situation and identify the source of the products and if they have been found in other states. Stores have been asked to remove the products from their shelves, and consumers should discard any that they have purchased.

About the Hispanic Institute:
The Hispanic Institute ( http://www.thehispanicinstitute.org/) is a 501 (c) 3 designated nonprofit organization that provides an effectiveeducation forum for an informed and empowered Hispanic America.

About PSM:
Comprised of more than 60 non-profit organizations, the Partnership for Safe Medicines is a public health group committed to the safety of prescription medicines and protecting consumers against counterfeit, substandard or otherwise unsafe medicines. PSM can be found on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/SafeMedicines), Twitter (@safemedicines), and the web at www.safemedicines.org.

Your Opinions and Comments

Alvin Charmaine  
May 15, 2011 10:50am
Ok so the pharmacies that bought this stuff, put it on their shelves, sold them, and profited from them don't bear any responsibility? Pharmacies ought to know whats a bogus product.

Share your comment or opinion on this story!

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?
Scam Central side bar header
auto chooserAllstate & McBride RealtyDrama KidsTriple R DC ExpertsVoncille Bielefeld homeHeavenly Touch home

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.