Now available: A recording of PSM's February 28, 2023 briefing for the 118th Congress, with a keynote by U.S. Senator Rick Scott, and panels about Impediments to Foreign Drug Importation and Social Media & Counterfeit Pills.
Learn about Canadian drug importation; about Federal or state implementation in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, or Vermont; or check the progress of bills in state legislatures.
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Federal legislators reintroduced the CAST Act, which would strengthen penalties for using pill presses to make fake medicines. Health Canada warned parents not to buy unapproved cough syrups advertised on Facebook. Mexican soldiers seized almost two million fentanyl pills in Tijuana. News about prosecutions, pill seizures and deaths in 21 U.S. states.
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A company is facing charges for medical device fraud. Mexican regulators shut down pharmacies for selling fake prescription pills made with fentanyl, something that has been happening since at least 2019. International news about contaminated cough syrup, and about prosecutions involving counterfeit pills and fake pill seizures in 20 U.S. states.
On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the Partnership for Safe Medicines convened pharmacists, law enforcement, policy experts and family advocates to educate legislators about key issues in the fight against counterfeit medicines. Learn more and watch the briefing here.
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