Arizona Substance Abuse Coalition/FDA: ‘Know Your Source’ for Prescription Medication

September 21, 2018

Doug Herbert, a retired Drug Enforcement Agent and volunteer with the Arizona Substance Abuse Coalition spoke with Arizona’s Fountain Hills Times about the “elephant in the room” that is counterfeit drugs in America.

Officials Warn That Fake Oxycodone Fentanyl Pills Are Popping Up In Northeast Ohio

September 21, 2018

Officials in Lake County, Ohio warned the public about counterfeit oxycodone pills being sold on the streets of northeastern part of the state have tested positive for both fentanyl and carfentanil. They said that any pill bought off the street could be a deadly fake and to only trust pills purchased at U.S. licensed pharmacies…

Brothers Living in California Charged With Selling Thousands of Fake Oxycodone Pills Made with Fentanyl

September 19, 2018

A trio of brothers in Indio, California have been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl pills 20,000 fentanyl pills, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reports in a press release September 14.

Court Issues Injunction Against Los Angeles Couple Who Sold Counterfeit Medicines

September 18, 2018

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer received an injunction from the court against a couple who operated two stores that sold counterfeit and misbranded drugs. The injunction prohibits Iris Anabelle Gonzalez and Hugo Gonzalez Nava from engaging in the sale of pharmaceuticals. Police seized nearly 3,000 misbranded, illegal, and counterfeit pharmaceuticals products when two stores were searched in May…

President Of Nonprofit Warns That Allowing Foreign Drug Importation Is A Threat To U.S. Patients

September 18, 2018

In this September 17, 2018, editorial for The Detroit News, the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest’s President and co-founder Peter Pitts warned that legalizing prescription drug importation will not generate massive savings for U.S. citizens while also potentially exposing millions of Americans to dangerous counterfeit drugs…

Over 3,500 Suspected Fake Fentanyl Pills Seized In Two Busts In Arizona

September 17, 2018

Two separate law enforcement investigations in Arizona have recently taken thousands of suspected counterfeit pills made with fentanyl off the street. One bust was made in a parking lot in Buckeye with additional pills seized later following the search of a house. The second bust took place in a mall parking lot in the middle of the day…

NADDINABP, and PSM have launched a project to raise awareness about the danger of illicit fentanyl.

Learn more about The Fentanyl Council.

Watch PSM's 2018 Interchange to learn about the deadly impact that counterfeit drugs in the US.

Read the Freeh Report

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