Counterfeit Pills Containing Fentanyl Contribute to 130 Deaths in Bay Area Since 2015

May 23, 2017

A San Francisco area news station, NBC Bay Area conducted a survey of Bay Area counties and found at least 130 fentanyl-related deaths since 2015.  NBC Bay Area spoke to John Martin, special agent in charge for the drug agency’s San Francisco division.  Special Agent Martin told them “What we’ve seen here in Northern California…

Online Pharmacies Actually Fronts for Illegal Call Center in India Busted Selling Counterfeit Medicines into US

May 22, 2017

A review of the client database recovered during a recent raid at a call center in Bengaluru, India has shown that the U.S. is a major market for illegal online prescription drug sales. According to the Times of India, the April 19, 2017 bust produced evidence of the call center selling drugs and prescription pharmaceuticals…

Comment: Importing Canadian drugs could harm HIV patients

May 12, 2017

This editorial by Scott Bertani was published in the Washington Herald on May 7, 2017. Mr. Bertani is the Director of Policy and Community Relations for Lifelong AIDS Alliance, a nonprofit health advocacy group based in Western Washington. Congress recently introduced a bill that would permit pharmacists and patients to import prescription drugs from Canada.…

Former police chief: Why Bernie Sanders’ drug-importation bill keeps me awake at night

May 12, 2017

This editorial by Derek Arnson appeared in the Washington Examiner on May 8, 2017. Mr. Arnson is the former Chief of Police in Nogales, Arizona. A 24-year-old woman recently crossed the Mexican border in Nogales, Ariz., on foot, pushing an inconspicuous stroller. In addition to her two young children, it carried five pounds of fentanyl,…