The Evolving Role of Chinese Manufacturers and Criminal Gangs in the U.S. Fentanyl Epidemic

October 20, 2021

The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s newest report found Chinese companies adapting to a changing legal framework to maintain their prominent status as suppliers, and even venturing into money-laundering services for Mexican drug trafficking organizations

October 18, 2021: 33 years for fentanyl trafficker indicted in Operation Denial

October 18, 2021

40-year-old Steven Barros Pintos was prosecuted as part of a long running investigation into a fentanyl and fentanyl pill trafficking ring that spanned Canada, China and the U.S.

Fake Adderall pills spread across the U.S.

October 18, 2021

Counterfeit Adderall made with methamphetamine is not a new problem, but it is exploding in the shadow of the fentanyl pill epidemic. As of September 2021, these counterfeits had been found in 19 states.

October 12, 2021: Snapchat proposes changes to help stop dealers

October 12, 2021

After listening to grieving parents who have lost children to counterfeit pills sold on their platform, Snapchat announced new efforts to crackdown down on illegal drug sales. Click to catch up on this, and the rest of last week’s counterfeit medicine news.

Video: Feds Jail New York Money Launderers

October 12, 2021

When you buy prescription medicine online from an unlicensed pharmacy, your credit card charges can’t be legally processed by legitimate banks. Drug sellers turn to criminals to launder their payments. That’s how these New Yorkers just got a combined 104 months in prison for bank and wire fraud.

A Drug Dealer and a Pharmacist Hatch Plan to Firebomb a Rival Pharmacy.  No, Really.

October 5, 2021

A pharmacy owner and a darkweb dealer plotted to firebomb another pharmacy so they could buy more opioids, and then blame it on a jealous husband.

October 4, 2021: 1.8 m fake pills seized in just 2 months; deaths continue

October 4, 2021
billboard with woman's face and fentanyl wanring

As the DEA seized 1.8 million fake pills over just two months, families all over the country are sharing the stories of victims.

Read about this and catch up on thirty more counterfeit medicine stories here.


PSM Videos

Adderall or Meth? It's a growing problem.

Feds Bust Money Launderers: Ever wonder where credit card payments to fake pharmacies go?
Nearly 10MM fake pills: the DEA issued its first public warning since 2015.

Watch our June 30th webinar and read additional resources for an update drug importation, domain name transparency, fentanyl analogues, and counterfeit medicine crime.

Fake pills are in all 50 states, and they are killing Americans.

Read about some of those victims. Learn about the fentanyl and pill presses that killed them.