A Risky Proposition: Opening the US to Foreign Medicines Will Put American Children at Heightened Risk


Today, the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) released a new report detailing the dangers posed to American children if the secure and safe U.S. medical supply chain is opened to foreign drugs through importation.  PSM’s latest report alerts parents to a growing epidemic: counterfeit, fake and tainted medicines. 

More than one-quarter of all U.S. children take medicine on a regular basis, many who depend on prescription medication for life and health. 

At the same time, many experts are concerned that the growing number of fake internet pharmacies provides a global distribution channel for fake or tainted medicines, making it much easier for criminal drug rings to sell their ineffective and harmful products to unsuspecting American parents. Click here to read the report.


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