Black Market, “Discount” HIV/AIDS Medications Threaten Patient’s Health
Since 2006, at least 86 individuals have been charged with the distribution of black market HIV/AIDS medications to American pharmacies, secondary wholesale distributors and patients. In the face of this threat, patients need the tools to identify questionable medicine and to seek better prices safely.
Are The Men in Your Life Safe From Counterfeit Drugs?
As we honor fathers all over the United States this Father’s Day, take a few minutes to understand the unique dangers men face from counterfeit medications. A quick glance at the National Crime Prevention Association page on counterfeit drugs will tell you that medications […]
PSM PSA: Doctors! Protect Your Practice from Fake Drugs
The Partnership for Safe Medicines has created a series of public service announcements to educate both patients and medical professionals about the dangers posed by fake medications. In Doctors! Protect Your Practice from Fake Drugs, PSM board member Tom Kubic of the Pharmaceutical Security Institute points out that “the physician is the last word on everything in the office, including medication purchases.”
Black Market Medicine is a Serious Problem in G8 Member Countries
In 2013, the G8 recognized the counterfeit medicine trade as a significant problem in their countries. Read PSM’s infographic to learn about their reporting on the issue.
Interchange 2015 Announcement
After five amazing years of the PSM Interchange, we are doing what all good organizations do, and taking a year off to reflect on where we spend our resources and how well we're fulfilling our mission. This could mean new opportunities in global markets and/or a redesign of […]
The National Crime Prevention Council Wants Consumers to Buy Medicines Safely
The National Crime Prevention Council has released a guide about how to find a safe online pharmacy and protect yourself from products that may be contaminated, counterfeit or not approved by the FDA.
Florida Oncologist Charged With Medicare Fraud and Buying Cancer Medication from Known Counterfeit Drug Seller
Dr. Anda Norbergs was the head doctor, owner, and operator of East Lake Oncology (ELO), a cancer treatment clinic located in Palm Harbor. Beginning at around June 2009, it is alleged that she began ordering drugs from foreign distributors, including CanadaDrugs subsidiary Quality Specialty Products […]
Linda Marks Offers Her Views on Criminal Prosecutions and Patient Safety at Interchange 2014
Linda Marks, Senior Litigation Counsel for the Consumer Protection Branch of the Department of Justice, moderated Interchange 2014’s panel on criminal prosecutions and the patient safety issues that result from misbranded medication. In her opening remarks, she described the work the Department of Justice has done to combat counterfeit and misbranded drugs.