Archive for January 2017

Mexican Hospitals Treated Children With Counterfeit Chemotherapy Drugs

An investigation into the corruption of former Governor Javier Duarte has uncovered allegations that children with cancer were treated in state-run hospitals in Veracruz with counterfeit chemotherapy medicines due to budget shortfalls and lack of resources caused by his administration. The BBC reports, that when tested, the counterfeit chemotherapy drugs came back as an inert…

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Bipartisan Safety Issues: How Many Different Kinds of Black Market Medicines have been Sold in Your State?

Since 2012, the FDA has issued warnings to more than 3,000 doctors, clinics and hospitals about eight different breaches in the U.S. drug supply chain by rogue distributors such as Richards Pharma, Canada Drugs, Medical Device King, Gallant Pharmaceuticals, and TC Medical. These rogue distributors offered 63 different non-FDA approved medicines. Have you or has someone you know taken medicine that these smugglers have sold?

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Two Louisiana Men Sentenced for Filling Orders for a Fake Online Pharmacy Scam

The two men acted as U.S. distributors for a series of Thailand-based fake online pharmacy websites that sold imported and non-FDA approved medication to U.S. consumers. Troy Tapia and Anthony Rouse III of Louisiana have each been sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering,…

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Two Louisiana Residents Sentenced in Fake Online Pharmacy Case

Troy Tapia and Anthony Rouse III of Louisiana have each been sentenced to three years in prison for acting as drop-shippers for a Thailand-based fake online pharmacy operation. Each man pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. Rouse and Tapia fulfilled U.S. orders from Thai…

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Letter to the US Congress regarding drug “importation” proposals

January 5, 2017 Dear Senators and Representatives, In December of 2015 we released the attached letter warning Congress of the dangers to American patients from counterfeit drugs brought into America through “importation” proposals. As you consider the budget this year, we wanted to bring to your attention several recent tragic events that show the negative…

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