Partnership for Safe Medicines India brings together pharmaceutical, patient safety, and government enforcement organizations for their training workshop focused on protecting patients from false or spurious medicines. Bejon Misra, founder of the Partnership for Safe Medicines India will be our luncheon speaker at the 2013 Interchange October 24th in Washington D.C. Register today! On August 23rd 2013,…[...]
PSM Executive Director Urges Greater International Cooperation in Major Address to the Japan Medical Association TOKYO, JAPAN (September 19, 2013) – Partnership for Safe Medicines Executive Director Scott LaGanga stressed the urgent need for greater global education and collaboration to fight the growing health threat posed by counterfeit and substandard medicines in an address to…[...]
BACKGROUND: Existing federal law requires that a 72-hour emergency supply of a prescription drug be dispensed to Medicaid patients when prior authorization (PA) is not available and the medication is needed without delay. The pharmacist’s role is to contact prescribers and inform them that PA is needed. If the prescriber cannot be reached, the pharmacist can dispense a 72-hour emergency supply.
OBJECTIVES: To determine (a) the reasons why some community pharmacy owners/managers, staff pharmacists, and technicians are not compliant with the law; (b) how often the decision is made; and (c) estimate how often pharmacies do not dispense the 72-hour emergency supply when PA is not available.[...]
Click image to download G-8 Infographic (pdf) The countries of the Group of 8 (G8) have begun to work together to try and fight the global scourge of counterfeit medications. Their efforts are important, as most of the G8 member countries are having their own problems with counterfeit drug crime. In May 2013 leaders from…[...]
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lukulay as a speaker at PSM’s 2013 Interchange, happening October 24th in Washington D.C. Register now to hear about the achievements of the U. S. Pharmacopeial Convention and Dr. Lukulay in combatting counterfeit medication in Africa. In May 2013, the US Pharmacopeial Convention(USP) achieved their long-held goal of opening…[...]
Igor Artimovich utilized a “botnet” program called Festi, to infect computers all over the globe, turning them into automated spamming servers. His arrest and court appearance has exposed Russia’s shadowy underworld linking spam servers, identity theft, and counterfeit drug criminal organizations. The ubiquitous “Canadian pharmacy” advertisements that regularly appear in consumer email inboxes seem innocuous…[...]