September 19, 2022: With reports of Adderall shortages, Americans should be wary of counterfeits

September 19, 2022

Fake versions of Adderall are surging; safety advocates urge patients to only buy medicines from licensed U.S. pharmacies. Gambia investigates the deaths of dozens of children potentially poisoned by fake paracetamol syrup. U.S. senators focus on the role of social media platforms in teen counterfeit pill deaths. Counterfeit pill events in 17 states.

The Hollow Promise of Drug Importation Proposals

September 14, 2022
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Tom Kubic—an FBI veteran, former president and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Security Institute, and president of PSM’s governing board—has the experience to know that the risks of drug importation are “unacceptably high” and the potential rewards are “virtually nil.”

September 12, 2022: Americans don’t know buying medicine on social media is dangerous.

September 13, 2022
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A survey shows over half of Americans who buy their meds online have purchased prescription opioids on social media. Fake medicines in Mexico, Canada, the Philippines and India. Counterfeit pill news in 14 states, and a sharp increase in fentanyl seizures in Tijuana, Mexico.

September 6, 2022: Criminals Still Transhipping Counterfeits into the U.S.

September 7, 2022

This week: FDA initiatives to stop illicit medical products. The sentencing of a Missouri doctor who illegally imported arthritis meds and two people who sold performance enhancing drugs as supplements. Stories about counterfeit pills in Canada, Saudi Arabia and ten U.S. states.

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