Partnership for Safe Medicines Statement on FDA Working Group on Drug Importation

July 19, 2018

Washington (July 19, 2018) – Shabbir Imber Safdar, executive director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, released the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services to create a drug importation working group at FDA: “We are deeply concerned about today’s announcement, particularly given the deaths of Americans in at…

Texas Woman Admits Herbal Weight Loss Pills Contained A Banned Ingredient

July 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice announced another guilty plea from the second co-owner of a dietary supplement company based out of Corpus Christi, Texas. Vanessa Gonzales admitted to purchasing pills produced in China that contained undeclared or banned pharmaceutical ingredients…

Talk Show Host Warns: Drug Importation Will Open The Border To Fentanyl

July 19, 2018

In his July 16 editorial for The Washington Times, talk-show host and executive director of The Conservative Hispanic Society Chris Salcedo warns that expanding foreign drug commerce…would completely overwhelm current enforcement efforts” to protect Americans from fentanyl.

Comparison of temperature listing on legitimate and counterfeit Epogen labels

Drug Importation, Counterfeit Medications and the Pharmacist’s Liability: A Case Study and Legal Precedent

July 18, 2018

For the last 15 years, the FDA and HHS have opposed drug importation for safety reasons, but there is another question that is often overlooked: If a pharmacy inadvertently distributes a counterfeit drug it legally purchased from a foreign wholesaler, can the pharmacist be held liable? A 2004 lawsuit, Fagan v. AmerisourceBergen Co, raises disquieting questions.

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced To Over 17 Years For Selling Fake Fentanyl Pills

July 18, 2018

The U.S. DOJ announced that Nathan Ott of Chambersburg, PA received a 210-month prison sentence. Ott pleaded guilty to purchasing fentanyl by the kilogram online and using it to manufacture counterfeit pills which he and his six co-defendants then sold online and around town…

Counterfeit Xanax Pills Caused This Young Woman In Missouri To Overdose

July 17, 2018

Kelly Gant is a young woman in Missouri overcoming an addiction to what she thought was Xanax. After being hospitalized for an overdose, she was shocked to learn that she did not overdose on alprazolam, but on fentanyl. It was then that she began to learn more about the bags filled with hundreds of pills that her dealer sold to high school students…

NADDINABP, and PSM have launched a project to raise awareness about the danger of illicit fentanyl.

Learn more about The Fentanyl Council.

Watch PSM's 2018 Interchange to learn about the deadly impact that counterfeit drugs in the US.

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FBI Director Louis Freeh on the impact of importation on law enforcement (July 14, 2017)