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PSM Applauds Ruling Overturning Maine Prescription Drug Importation Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2015) – Dr. Marv Shepherd, President of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, released the following statement after a federal judge overturned Maine’s dangerous prescription drug importation law: “The easiest way for dangerous and potentially deadly counterfeit... (Feb 27, 2015)

Dr. Tim Mackey Presents GIS Research on Counterfeit Cancer Medication at Interchange 2014 Dr. Tim Mackey shared his American Cancer Society funded research with attendees at Interchange 2014. Titled After Avastin, What Have We Learned and What Can Be Done? Mackey’s research took a multidisciplinary approach to examining the data, using FDA warnings plus GIS and network analysis to try to draw conclusions as to what can be done to prevent another counterfeit Avastin-type incident in the United States. (Feb 23, 2015)

Do YOU Know How to Decode a Fake Pharmacy Website? A quick perusal of the Internet will turn up a vast array of websites claiming to offer pharmacy services. Yet only 3% of online pharmacies are legitimate. How do you decode a fake pharmacy website? (Feb 16, 2015)

Dr. Marv Shepherd Explains the New USP Good Distribution Practices at Interchange 2014 Dr. Marv Shepherd Explains the New USP Good Distribution Practices at Interchange 2014 At Partnership for Safe Medicines Interchange 2014 in Washington D.C. PSM Board member Dr. Marv Shepherd shared some of the details of the U.S. Pharmacopeia’s soon-to-be-released packaging and distribution updates to its National Formulary. (Feb 9, 2015)

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