Now available: A recording of PSM's February 28, 2023 briefing for the 118th Congress, with a keynote by U.S. Senator Rick Scott, and panels about Impediments to Foreign Drug Importation and Social Media & Counterfeit Pills.

Visit our Virtual Briefing Page to learn how the $200 billion fake drug market affects the U.S.

March 20, 2023: Spanberger and Kustoff reintroduce the CAST Act

March 20, 2023
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Federal legislators reintroduced the CAST Act, which would strengthen penalties for using pill presses to make fake medicines. Health Canada warned parents not to buy unapproved cough syrups advertised on Facebook. Mexican soldiers seized almost two million fentanyl pills in Tijuana. News about prosecutions, pill seizures and deaths in 21 U.S. states.

FDA Alert: Nano Silver Dietary Supplement Triggers Recall

March 14, 2023

This recall has been initiated because the Product is labeled as a dietary supplement that, in the opinion of the government, makes unsubstantiated health claims that the product will prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19.

March 13, 2023: Medical device company had doctors implant fake parts into pain patients solely for profit, says DOJ

March 13, 2023

A company is facing charges for medical device fraud. Mexican regulators shut down pharmacies for selling fake prescription pills made with fentanyl, something that has been happening since at least 2019. International news about contaminated cough syrup, and about prosecutions involving counterfeit pills and fake pill seizures in 20 U.S. states.

Watch PSM’s Briefing for the 118th Congress, Washington D.C., February 28, 2023

March 8, 2023
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On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the Partnership for Safe Medicines convened pharmacists, law enforcement, policy experts and family advocates to educate legislators about key issues in the fight against counterfeit medicines. Learn more and watch the briefing here.

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Watch highlights from PSM's February 28 Briefing, and see the whole event here.


Border pharmacies are selling fake blood thinners.


Fake pills are killing Americans in all 50 states.

Read about  victims and about the fentanyl and pill presses that killed them.