Overwhelming demand for transformative GLP-1 agonists like Ozempic and Mounjaro has led to widespread compounding and a boom in counterfeiting.

15 people in 9 states developed symptoms of botulism after receiving counterfeit Botox injections this year. The disease can progress to total paralysis and death. 

Several states are trying to reduce healthcare costs by importing medicine from countries where it costs less, but this is a deeply flawed policy proposal.

Pharmacy Benefit Managers' systemic under-reimbursements make pharmacies perfect targets for criminal counterfeiters—and make the U.S. drug supply less safe as a result.

July 15, 2024: What some fake Botox victims have endured

July 15, 2024

New information on the patients recently hurt by counterfeit Botox, two news stories involving pill presses, and a prosecution announced in Austria over fake Ozempic that sent multiple people to the hospital.

July 8, 2024: U.S. legislators introduce a bill to curb fake pill sales on social media

July 8, 2024
Image of people gathered around a podium.

The Cooper Davis and Devin Norring Act would force social media to report online drug sales. Additional news involves counterfeit cancer drugs sold in the U.S., fake cosmetic injections and more.

July 1, 2024: Safe Chain Solutions owners indicted for selling black market HIV drugs

July 1, 2024
jumbled box of bottles of medicine

Adam Brosius, Patrick Boyd and Charles Boyd are facing eight counts for selling $90 million of diverted prescription drugs from five black-market suppliers.

PSM applauds the reintroduction of the SHOP SAFE Act

July 1, 2024

On June 13, 2024, PSM sent a letter to Congressmen Darrell Issa and Jerrold Nadler applauding the reintroduction of the Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fake E-Commerce (SHOP SAFE) Act.

June 25, 2024: WHO alert about counterfeit Ozempic; a warning about fake Mounjaro and Zepbound

June 25, 2024
Closeup of a medicine label with counterfeit features marked

Fake Ozempic has been found in Brazil, the U.K., and the U.S. Eli Lilly warned the public about fake and compounded tirzepatide medicines. Additional domestic and international stories.

June 17, 2024: FL continues to spend money on Canadian drug importation that doesn’t import medicine; GLP-1 phishing scams increase

June 20, 2024
Map of Florida with a pill bottle displaying a maple leaf. As it peels away, the label shows a poison symbol

Florida still has not imported a single pill, patients seeking GLP-1 medicines at increased risk from phishing scams, the counterfeit medicine news from three other countries.

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