FDA-OCI Increasing Efforts To Keep Counterfeit Drugs From Getting Into The Country

November 16, 2017

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb spoke with FDA-OCI agents about the importance of their work and how the agency is increasing staff at International Mail Facilities and ports of entry to help identify and keep fake drugs and illicit opioids out of the country…

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Asks DEA Questions About Industrial Pill Press Importation

November 16, 2017

The DEA knows that drug traffickers use industrial pill press machines to make counterfeit medicines. Now the House Energy & Commerce Committee is asking for information on which companies are selling these machines and who is buying them in the U.S…

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Reauthorization of Generic Drug User Fee Seen As A Win For Consumers

November 15, 2017

Starting in 2012, the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments helped increase the number of generic drug applications approved by the FDA. Having recently been reauthorized, the FDA looks forward to increasing the number of safe and affordable generic drugs available to American citizens…

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Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement: FDA Safety Communication – FDA Warns Against Use

November 14, 2017

This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. [Posted 11/14/2017] AUDIENCE: Patient, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Surgery ISSUE: The FDA is alerting the public and health care providers that injectable silicone is not approved to enhance or augment the body. Such use can lead to ongoing pain, infections, and serious injuries, such as scarring and permanent…

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DOJ and DEA Simplify Prosecution of Anyone Caught Trafficking A Fentanyl Analogue

November 14, 2017

The DOJ and DEA has removed any advantage that illegal chemists who create fentanyl analogues have. Anyone caught trafficking any fentanyl analogue can now be charged as if they were trafficking fentanyl itself…

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November 14th Is World Diabetes Day

November 13, 2017

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. Over 100 million American adults have been diagnosed as suffering from diabetes or have prediabetes. Remember to purchase your medications and diabetes supplies only from U.S. licensed pharmacies in order to avoid counterfeit insulin pens and test strips…

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Best Advice To Save Money Online and In-Person When Buying Pet Medications

November 8, 2017

Pet medications can be expensive. The FDA has given advice on how to safely purchase your pet meds online and NeedyMed’s has shared how you might be able to use their Drug Discount Card to save money by picking up your pet’s medications at your regular pharmacy …

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Keeping Counterfeit Pills Out Of U.S. Included In Recommendations From Opioid Commission

November 7, 2017

After seven months of studying the crisis and conducting interviews, the Opioid Commission released their 56 recommendations to help end the opioid crisis. They included targeting drug organizations and individuals who feel no shame dealing death in the form of counterfeit pills made with fentanyl…

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Pennsylvania Pharmacist Sentenced for Passing Imported, Misbranded Drugs Off As FDA-Approved

November 2, 2017

Four years after pleading guilty in 2013, a Pennsylvania pharmacist has been sentenced to 6 months of home detention and three years probation after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to smuggle foreign drugs in the United States and money laundering.

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Professor Awarded MacArthur Genius Grant For Work On Cybercrime Including Pharmaceutical Spam

October 31, 2017

The MacArthur Foundation awarded UC San Diego professor Stefan Savage a MacArthur Genius grant for the holistic approach he has taken to addressing 21st-century technological problems, including spam pharmaceutical advertisements…

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