New Report: Broad Availability of Illegal Pill Presses Creates Unprecedented Threat to America’s Communities, Patients, and Law Enforcement

March 19, 2019

Tallahassee, Florida (March 19, 2019) —  The supply and demand of dangerous counterfeit and illegally-imported medications is posing one of our country’s most serious health challenges, and illegal pill presses are directly contributing to this crisis, a new report jointly released today by The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, and The Partnership for Safe Medicines has found….

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Newly Launched Federal Task Force Finds Fake Xanax and Botox in First Week of Operation at Michigan Ports of Entry

March 18, 2019

The Detroit branch of the newly launched Global Trade Task Force (GTTF) has found counterfeit medications amongst the $1 million worth of counterfeit goods seized during one week. The seizures occurred at the Detroit Metro Airport, and the Port Huron Blue Water Bridge ports of entry.

Save Money And Time By Picking The Right Pharmacy

March 15, 2019

Picking the right pharmacy offers many benefits to the customer. Different pharmacies offer different services, and picking the right one can not only save you money, it can save you time…

Gregg Keller, source: Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons

Former Executive Director of the American Conservative Union believes importation will hurt Americans

March 12, 2019

In this editorial, published in The Missouri Times on March 11, 2019, Gregg Keller warns that “the issue at hand is not so much the safety of Canadian drugs but the dangers of the global drug trade. Often, pharmacies that claim to be “Canadian” are anything but.”

Guilty Plea From Canadian Who Sold Fentanyl-Laced Candies Via The Internet

March 12, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Christopher Bantli of Calgary, Canada pleaded guilty in federal court. Bantli distributed controlled substances to customers who made their purchases online. The substances, such as fentanyl, alprazolam, or U-47700, could be pressed to look like “Pez” candies…

New Jersey Is The Most Recent State With A Confirmed Death Caused By Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills

March 11, 2019

Since PSM started following news reports of counterfeit pills containing fentanyl, stories of these pills have showed up in 46 states. With this newest story out of New Jersey, the number of states with confirmed deaths caused by fake fentanyl pills now stands at 31…

Do you understand the role that cheaply-imported pill presses play in the production of deadly counterfeit pills?

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