More Education, Enforcement Needed to Protect Patients from Counterfeit Prescription Drugs
Washington, D.C. (February 27, 2014) – Marv Shepherd, President of the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM), released the following statement on today’s hearing on counterfeit medicines held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The hearing, titled “Counterfeit Drugs: Fighting Illegal […]
Online Availability of Drugs in Shortage: PSM Research Looks at How Unscrupulous Vendors Exploit Shortages for Financial Gain
In Online Availability And Safety Of Drugs In Shortage: A Descriptive Study Of Internet Vendor Characteristics, Dr. Tim Mackey and Dr. Bryan Liang examined how Internet pharmaceutical vendors take advantage of known drug shortages to market unapproved and unsafe versions of these medications directly to […]
How The Black Market Distributes Counterfeit Drugs In The U.S.
Black market medicine distributors have impacted patient health in many areas. We examined two different therapeutic areas of non-FDA approved medication infiltrating the secure U.S. drug supply chain. Learn more about the prescription drug black market and what policy makers, medical professionals, patients and consumers […]
What Are the Real Dangers Posed By Medicine Importation From Tier One Countries?
Take a moment to peruse “Are Tier One Countries Safe to Import Medicine From?” and teach yourself about the true dangers inherent in medicine importation. The Partnership for Safe Medicines answers the question of drug importation safety with a resource designed to make clear the […]
Have You Read The Counterfeit Drug Booklet for Policy Makers?
The Partnership has released a new version of this publication. Please consult the 2017 edition here. Download and read Counterfeit Drugs: A dangerous threat to American patients. This resource developed by The Partnership for Safe Medicines explains the counterfeit medicines issues as they impact the U.S. […]
SAFEMEDICINES Required Reading List for Policy Makers on Counterfeit Drugs
Here is SAFEMEDICINES’ list of materials for policy makers who want to learn more about counterfeit medications in the United States. How do these criminals operate? How are they brought to justice? […]
Alleged Counterfeit Drug Manufacturer Charged in Quebec
An illicit drug lab operating in Longueuil, Canada was outfitted to produce thousands of pills. Alleged lab owner, Alexandre Beaudry is scheduled to appear in court on charges relating to these operations on February 20, 2014. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reported that their […]
PSM Board Member Dr. Marv Shepherd Speaks with CBS News About Pharmacy Errors
When CBS Dallas reported on prescription fulfillment errors in Texas pharmacies, they reached out to The Partnership for Safe Medicine’s Board President, Dr. Marvin D. Shepherd to discuss the prevention of dispensing errors. Dr. Shepherd is Director of the Center for Pharmacoeconomic Studies and Chairman […]
FDA Alert: MyNicKnaxs, LLC. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide and International Recall of All weight loss formulas of: Magic Slim, Fruta Bio, SlimEasy, Super Fat Burning Bomb, Slim Xtreme, Meizi Evolution, Meizitang Strong Version Botanical Slimming, Jianfeij
Recall — Firm Press Release FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. MyNicKnaxs, LLC. Issues […]
Ohio Oncologists Pay $2.6 Million in Restitution For Purchasing Imported Black Market Cancer Drugs
Download the 3 Steps to Safety here. On January 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that seven Ohio oncologists had been sentenced to probation for purchasing cancer medications for patients from a foreign supplier. Each doctor pleaded guilty to causing the shipment […]