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Don't Risk Your Safety with Medicines with Unsafe Sources Medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) comprehensive drug approval process are considered the safest in the world. The U.S.’s closed distribution system keeps medicine counterfeiters and fakers out of pharmacies and away from patients. Medicines in... (Oct 6, 2015)

Owner of Kenwood Pharmacy Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Misbranded Drugs Case Michigan pharmacy owner and 18 of his employees face jail time for conspiracies that provided misbranded, returned, and out-of-date pharmaceuticals to nursing homes and adult foster care homes throughout the state. (Sep 28, 2015)

Canadian Pharmaceutical Company and their Drop-Shipper Pleaded Guilty in Non-FDA Approved Medications Smuggling Charges A Canadian pharmaceutical company and their drop-shipper were fined $45 million, as well as forfeiting $30 million for smuggling Non-FDA approved medications into the U.S. 5 men from Canada and the United States have also pleaded guilty to a multi-year conspiracy to ship misbranded and non-FDA approved pharmaceuticals to U.S. Clinics and Doctors’ Offices. (Sep 21, 2015)

New QR Code Verification Product for Patients Securing Industry reports that a new anti-counterfeiting product focused on consumers has been launched to help patients verify the authenticity of their medications. The product, Check My Meds, is a cell phone application that scans two dimensional barcodes on medicine... (Sep 21, 2015)

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