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Partnership for Safe Medicines Statement on Proposed Regulations to Import Prescription Medicines from Canada

“Citizens of the United States and Canada should be outraged that the Trump Administration has prioritized politics over their own health and safety. There’s only one logical explanation why the Administration chose this week to greenlight a flawed and dangerous policy that Republican and Democratic Administrations alike have rejected – political distraction. The process has been mishandled from day one, which stands in stark contrast to the time and effort that other administrations have put into this issue...”

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Counterfeiter Who Made At Least 4.3 Million Fake Xanax Pills Sentenced

January 17, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Stephan Caamano, who manufactured and sold at least 4.3 million counterfeit Xanax pills, will spend the next 13 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to his crimes…

Canadians assure their peers: Importation isn’t a threat to our drug supply because it isn’t viable

January 16, 2020

This editorial by David C. Rosenbaum and Dara Jospé was published in the Financial Post on January 16, 2020. Rosenbaum is a partner of the law firm Fasken. Jospé is an associate for the same company.

4-Year-Old Girl Died in September After Swallowing a Fentanyl-Laced Pill. Now Her Caregiver Has Been Charged in Her Death

January 14, 2020

The Maricopa County Medical Examiner has blamed fentanyl poisoning for the death of a four-year-old girl in Glendale last September. The report cited fentanyl toxicity as the cause of the little girl’s death.

Academic Warns That State Drug Importation Proposals Threaten Patients and Innovation

January 10, 2020

This editorial by Dr. Kristina M. L. Acri née Lybecker was published in IP Watchdog on January 2, 2020. Dr. Acri is an Associate Professor of Economics at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and Chair of the Department of Economics and Business.

Doctor in Pennsylvania Pleads Guilty To Treating Patients with Imported Injectable Biologic Medications

December 20, 2019

Dr. Thomas Whalen, a rheumatologist who practiced medicine in Havertown, Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to charges he purchased non-FDA approved, temperature-sensitive biologic medication from Turkey and the United Kingdom to treat his rheumatology patients.

Texas College Lecturer Charged with Manufacturing and Selling Counterfeit Adderall

December 19, 2019

Authorities seized close to 40,000 fake Adderall pills from Rodriguez-Rabin’s apartment. There was also a “machine to make the pills” seized during the raid. Rodriguez-Rabin is a 51-year-old lecturer that worked in the University of Texas system.

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