PSM's Briefing for the 118th Congress

Washington D.C.
February 28, 2023, 8:00  – 10:00am

The program will include breakfast,

a keynote by U.S. Senator Rick Scott, and

panels:
Impediments to Foreign Drug Importation | Social Media & Counterfeit Pills.

This event is open to the public.

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Learn how the $200 billion fake drug market affects the U.S. on our Virtual Briefing Page 

February 6, 2023: Researchers find Mexican border pharmacies selling Americans fentanyl pills.

February 6, 2023
Image of a pharmacy in Nogales, Mexico from 2004

This week: Investigators found pharmacies selling fentanyl and meth pills disguised as real medicine. A grand jury indicted “healing magnet” sellers. Regulators addressed fake Mpox treatments and a questionable pharmacy. CBP seized tramadol. More families joined a lawsuit against Snapchat. Additional news involving fake pills in17 states.

January 30, 2023: Utah plastic surgeon faked COVID vaccines and vaccine cards, says DOJ

January 30, 2023
vaccine cards in a mailing envelope

A Salt Lake City physician allegedly faked almost 2,000 COVID-19 cards and gave fake injections, too. The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a roundtable about Snapchat drug dealers. Dozens more stories about counterfeit pills made of fentanyl and other dangerous substances in Canada, Wales, and 24 U.S. states.

January 23, 2023: Fake pharmacy operator gets 7 years and a $100,000 fine

January 23, 2023
A smashed box of pills with a blister pack. it's labeled Top Dol,” an Indian formulation of the Schedule IV opioid, tramadol.

Updates to cases involving a fake pharmacy that imported and sold controlled medicines to U.S. patients, a man who sold used and counterfeit cosmetic surgery devices, and a couple that sold unapproved substances as smart drugs. Additional news involving counterfeit pills made of fentanyl in 17 states.

Partnership for Safe Medicines statement in response to the New York State Senate’s passage of Senate Bill S604

January 23, 2023

Shabbir Imber Safdar, Executive Director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, released the following statement in response to the New York State Senate’s passage of Senate Bill S604, which would create a wholesale prescription drug importation program in New York.

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Border pharmacies are selling fake blood thinners.

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Fake pills are killing Americans in all 50 states.

Read about  victims and about the fentanyl and pill presses that killed them.