September 13, 2021: COVID-scams around vaccines continue worldwide

September 13, 2021

Ever-adaptable, some COVID-scammers are making counterfeit COVID vaccine cards for vaccine refusers inside the U.S., while others gear up to sell fake vaccines to people desperately seeking them in the developing world.

Read these recent stories and a dozen more about fake medicine in this week’s news roundup.

September 7, 2021: Feds issue $5mm award for alleged fentanyl kingpin

September 7, 2021
Reward poster for Zhang Jian

The U.S. Department of State is offering up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest of Jian Zhang, a Chinese citizen who was indicted in 2017 for allegedly running fentanyl labs in China and selling fentanyl in pill and powder form to U.S. residents online.

This is just one of 28 fake medicine stories in this week’s news roundup.

Dr. Marv Shepherd, founding member of PSM, announces retirement from the board

September 1, 2021

The Board of Directors for the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) announces the retirement of Board President Dr. Marvin D. Shepherd.

August 30, 2021: Rogue labs in China still the ultimate source of illicit fentanyl

August 30, 2021
front page of report

A new issue brief from U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission finds that even though China banned fentanyl production and sales in 2019, it is still the ultimate source of illicit fentanyl in the U.S.

Click to read the report and catch up on news in twelve states.

August 23, 2021: States hit with a wave of fake COVID-19 vaccine cards

August 23, 2021
vaccine cards in a mailing envelope

A few weeks ago, Customs and Border Protection in Tennessee announced that it had intercepted counterfeit vaccine cards shipped from China. This week’s roundup adds fake card news in Alaska, Illinois and Florida. Catch up on these and more than a dozen other safe medicines stories.

Partnership for Safe Medicines Statement on Pres. Biden’s Remarks on Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

August 16, 2021

Washington, D.C. (August 12, 2021) – Shabbir Safdar, executive director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, released the following statement in response to President Biden’s remarks about lowering healthcare costs for Americans

August 16, 2021: Fake vaccine card sellers up 257% on Telegram messaging app

August 16, 2021
Ad for fake vaccine cards

An IT security firm reports that the number of sellers advertising fake vaccination cards on Telegram has spiked 257% since March 2021.

Catch up on this news and the rest of the week’s COVID-scam and counterfeit medicine news here.

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