Partnership for Safe Medicines Statement on Fentanyl Awareness Day August 21st, 2022

August 17, 2022

The Partnership for Safe Medicines is proud to support Voices for Awareness and Facing Fentanyl as they recognize a national day of remembrance and action to address the widespread threat of counterfeit drugs and illicit fentanyl poisoning. The organization’s founder, Andrea Thomas, lived through the unthinkable when she lost her daughter, Ashley, to fentanyl poisoning in 2018.

August 15, 2022: Retired doctor guilty of selling harmful industrial chemical as weight loss drug

August 16, 2022
A pill bottle with yellow capsules spilled alongside it

This week: A New Jersey doctor sold DNP for weight loss. Mexican soldiers seized more than 800,000 fentanyl pills. News about counterfeit pills deaths in four states and 17 more stories about pill-related seizures and prosecutions.

Partnership for Safe Medicines Applauds International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) for Seizure of $11 Million in Counterfeit Medicines During Operation Pangea XV

August 10, 2022

WASHINGTON –The Partnership for Safe Medicines, a public health group committed to the safety of pharmaceutical medicines, applauds the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) for organizing the seizure of over $11 million in counterfeit medicines during Operation Pangea XV, an initiative to combat the global trafficking of counterfeit pharmaceuticals marketed and sold online. During the…

August 8, 2022: CBP intercepts fentanyl pills on their way from India to Canada

August 8, 2022
Tweet about CBP fentanyl seizure

This week: Prosecutions, seizures and deaths related to counterfeit pressed pills in 10 states.

ADAP Advocacy PSA Combat Counterfeit Drugs: The Ad Run Parts 1 and 2

August 5, 2022

This counterfeit HIV drug outbreak inspired Brandon Mascata of ADAP Advocacy Association (AAA+) to team up with us to produce an educational advertisement for people living with HIV and their loved ones.

FDA Alert: Class 1 Recall of Unauthorized COVID-19 Tests

August 2, 2022

North American Diagnostics is recalling these tests because they were distributed to U.S. customers without authorization, clearance, or approval from the FDA. North American Diagnostics did not provide the FDA with adequate validation data to show that the test’s performance is accurate. Use of these tests may cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

August 1, 2022: Study urges medical practices to be aware of unsafe pharmacies selling Gleevec

August 1, 2022

Fake online pharmacies selling a lifesaving cancer drug. Three guilty pleas and a new case of controlled substance medicines from India, the extradition of Mark Grenon, who sells industrial bleach as a cure-all, and a dozen more stories.

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