“ISO” found in DC-area counterfeit pills, says DEA

May 24, 2022
counterfeit dilaudid pills embossed with M and 8

In this week’s news: counterfeit pills made with isotonitazene in the DC-area; Drug resistant malaria and a prescription drug bust in Africa; a former health minister goes to prison over fake medicines in Vietnam; and news about pressed pills in 15 states.

May 16, 2022: More than 107,000 U.S. drug deaths in 2021

May 18, 2022
Map of US showing 15% uptick in drug deaths for 2021

The CDC releases preliminary data suggesting that drug deaths climbed 15% in 2021; the DEA reports on fentanyl precursor seizures and 28 more stories cover deaths, seizures and prosecutions across the country.

Video: Unboxing Drugs on Facebook

May 11, 2022

Trafficking pharmaceuticals or illicit drugs violates Facebook’s community guidelines, but drug dealers are advertising them on Facebook anyway–even after they’ve been reported. Watch to learn more.

FDA Alert: Class 1 Recall of Some Mesa Biotech COVID Tests Due to Risk of False Positives/Contamination

May 11, 2022

This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. Mesa Biotech, Inc., Recalls Certain Accula SARS-CoV-2 Tests for Risk of False Positives Caused by Contamination The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. Recalled Product Product Name: Accula…

FDA Alert: Class 1 Recall on Skippack Medical Lab SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test

May 11, 2022

This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. Do Not Use Skippack Medical Lab SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test: FDA Safety Communication May 10, 2022 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning people not to use the Skippack Medical Lab SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (Colloidal Gold). This test is not authorized, cleared, or approved…

ADAP Advocacy PSA Combat Counterfeit Drugs: The Ad Run Part 1

May 10, 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.

May 9, 2022: FDA calls out counterfeit versions of common COVID antigen tests.

May 9, 2022
Comparison of two Covid test devices

This week: fake Flowflex COVID-19 and iHealth COVID-19 antigen test kits, large prescription drugs seizures, a new bill in the Senate and 27 more stories involving pressed pills.


PSM Videos

Selling pills on Facebook isn't allowed, so what's this about?

Pharmacists and the DSCSA are already protecting patients.
Fentanyl pill deaths have doubled among teens since 2019.

Watch our June 30th webinar and read additional resources for an update drug importation, domain name transparency, fentanyl analogues, and counterfeit medicine crime.

Fake pills are in all 50 states, and they are killing Americans.

Read about some of those victims. Learn about the fentanyl and pill presses that killed them.