Counterfeit Medicine News for the week of February 15, 2021

February 22, 2021
glow worm toy and pills

In this week’s news: 11.1 million counterfeit n95 masks seized, invalid COVID-19 test results, pandemic-related benefits fraud, large fentanyl pill seizures, and another two doctors plead guilty to importing oncology drugs.

Counterfeit Medicine News for the week of February 8, 2021

February 17, 2021
Pills in a blue bottle

In this week’s news: More counterfeit masks, more fake medicine seizures, and a deadly new ingredient in pressed pills: clonazolam.

ED-Marketed Dietary Supplement Recalled Due to Presence of Prescription Drugs

February 15, 2021

This recall has been initiated after an FDA laboratory analysis found the product to contain undeclared sildenafil and/or tadalafil. Sildenafil and tadalafil are ingredients in FDA approved products for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction in the family of drugs known as phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitors. The presence of sildenafil and/or tadalafil in Adam’s Secret Extra Strength products makes them unapproved new drugs for which the safety and efficacy have not been established and therefore subject to recall.

Counterfeit Medicine News for the week of February 1, 2021

February 8, 2021
Counterfeit Tevo Oxycocet bottles

In this week’s news: Counterfeiting of COVID-19 masks, vaccines and medicines continues; significant fake medicine operations in Canada, Mexico, the European Union, and here in the U.S.

RAND finds unbranded generics cheaper in the U.S. than in 32 other countries.

February 1, 2021
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In 2019, the U.S. Health and Human Services Agency hired the RAND Corporation to do a study comparing drug prices around the world to U.S. prices. They found that Americans pay 16% less than other countries for our unbranded generics—and generics make up 85% of drugs Americans are prescribed.

Counterfeit Medicine News for the week of January 25, 2021

February 1, 2021
ad selling N95 masks

In this week’s news: Fake masks, fake COVID vaccines, fake pills and fake pill manufacturing across the U.S.