Archive for August 2015

PSM PSA: Don’t Buy Drugs Made in a Dirty Lab!

The public service announcement from the Partnership for Safe Medicines Don’t Buy Drugs Made in a Dirty Lab! conjures images of the sort of filthy environs in which fake drugs are produced. PSM board member Tom Kubic notes “those online Canadian pharmacies don’t sell real drugs.” Find out more about what fake online pharmacies are…

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Interchange 2014: Bejon Misra, Partnership for Safe Medicines India

The head of Partnership for Safe Medicines India shared with the conference what PSM India has done, and what its goals are. Bejon Misra, head of PSM India, took a few minutes to tell conference-goers about his organization. He pointed out that he was “here on behalf of 1.2 billion consumers, and more than 10,000…

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PharmacyChecker Executive Indicted in CanadaDrugs Fake Cancer Drug Scam

Ram Kamath, who was listed as PharmacyChecker.com’s Director of Pharmacy Policy and International Verifications as of March 16, 2015, is one of eight people indicted by the US Justice Department for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to distribute $78 million worth of non FDA approved and counterfeit cancer medications into U.S. doctors’ offices.

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FDA Alert: Blue Square Market Issues Update to Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Kaboom Action Strips and Lida Daidaihua Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sulfoaildenafil, Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein

This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. 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. Contact: Consumer: 1-877-919-9992 FOR IMMEDIATE…

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PSM PSA: Have You Received a Blast Fax Offering Cheap Medication?

Blast-faxes sent to doctors’ offices are the subject of the latest public service announcement from the Partnership for Safe Medicines In Have You Gotten a Blast Fax Offering Cheap Medication? PSM board member Dr. Marv Shepherd warns physicians to be wary of too-good-to-be-true medications prices in blast-fax offerings. To learn more about protecting your practice…

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US Attorney Unseals Indictment in “USA v. CanadaDrugs.com Ltd. Partnership” Case

NBC news show examines the clandestine business of administering non-FDA approved beauty treatments. The new episode of American Greed, titled “Vanity and Greed: Deadly Beauty”, the NBC show looks at the story of two convicted practitioners of counterfeit beauty treatments. Mississippi resident Tracey Lynn Garner was found guilty of murder in the death of Karima…

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Black Market Cosmetic Injectables Threaten Americans

The United States has been experiencing an uptick in the number of patients being treated with fake and misbranded injectable cosmetic treatments. Learn more about these cases, which are one of the most common ways Americans are exposed to dangerous counterfeit medications. In June 2014, Elva Navarro, a spa owner in McAllen, Texas, pleaded guilty…

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AUSA Jaime Peña Shares a Tale of Hospital Drug Diversion at Interchange 2014

While participating in an Interchange 2014 panel discussion on criminal prosecutions for drug counterfeiting and drug diversion, Jaime Peña, Assistant U.S. Attorney/Senior Litigation Chief, Criminal Division, Colorado District, U.S. Department of Justice, tells a disturbing story of hospital-based drug diversion. Panel 2 at Interchange 2014, was titled “Patient Safety and Criminal Prosecutions in the U.S.”…

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