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PSM and Doctors Company Team Up to Tell Doctors About Safe Medication Sourcing
Every healthcare professional who purchases medication is familiar with faxes from persistent direct sales companies that inundate the office with daily price lists. Regardless of the supplier, purchasing or using non-FDA-approved drug products exposes the physician to criminal and civil liability. The medication doesn’t even have to be counterfeit for the physician to suffer legal consequences.
Texas Physician Pleads Guilty to Importing Cancer Medication from Supplier of Fake Avastin
On April 23, 2015, Dr. Mohamed Ayman Ghraowi pleaded guilty to charges that he and his South Texas Comprehensive Cancer Centers PLLC caused the introduction into interstate commerce of misbranded prescription cancer drugs worth more than $900,000, from CanadaDrugs subsidiary Montana Healthcare Solutions. His indictment […]
Washington DC Pharmacist, Florida Doctor Face Fake Online Pharmacy Charges
A pharmacist operating an online pharmacy in Washington DC has been indicted on fake online pharmacy charges, according to a press release from the FDA. In addition, a Florida-based doctor, has been charged with fulfilling prescriptions for said pharmacy for over 38,000 U.S. residents. Titilayo […]
Canadian Department of Justice Takes Part in Canada Drugs Raid
The Canadian Department of Justice, along with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have raided Kris Thorkleson’s Canada Drugs.com headquarters in Manitoba, the CBC reports. Speaking with the National Post, PSM Board member Jim Dahl expressed the opinion that the raids are a direct result […]
Interchange 2014 Highlights: the WCO’s Samantha Gompel explained the organization’s efforts to secure and protect global supply chains.
Samantha Gompel, the Intellectual Property Rights Communications Manager at the World Customs Organization (WCO), described the WCO’s efforts to help its 179 members secure and protect supply chains throughout global trade.
FDA Alert: Counterfeit Version of Botox Found in the United States
This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. [4-16-2015] FDA is alerting health care practitioners and the public that a counterfeit version of Botox was found in the United States and may have been sold to doctors’ offices and medical clinics nationwide. The product was […]
Do You Know The 5 Kinds Of Poisons That Are Found In Counterfeit Medicines?
When a drug counterfeiter makes fake medication, they do not go through dosage testing, quality control, or safety testing. The goal is to produce a product that looks like the real thing, with little concern for the actual ingredients. For this reason, all manner of toxic substances have made their way into counterfeit medication.
Utah Cancer Treatment Center and Clinic Owner Plead Guilty to Buying from Counterfeit Drug Supplier QSP
In April 2015, Dr. Ali Ben-Jacob pleaded guilty to importing misbranded cancer medication from CanadaDrugs subsidiary Quality Specialty Products (QSP). His Cache Valley Cancer Treatment and Research Clinic also pleaded guilty to purchasing the misbranded cancer drugs and resolved a civil claim with the Department […]
Interchange 2014 Highlights: Jim Dahl on the Medicrime Convention and other efforts to work across jurisdictions to catch and prosecute drug counterfeiters
PSM board member Jim Dahl, the retired Assistant Director of the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, spoke on our international panel about the Medicrime Convention, a new cross-European effort to address criminal issues involving medical products.