Congress Passes Opioid Epidemic Legislative Package

October 17, 2018

The Partnership for Safe Medicines applauds the passage of the SUPPORT Act, an $8 billion package which will help develop non-addictive painkillers, improve prescription drug monitoring programs, establish comprehensive opioid recovery centers, and strengthen Customs and Border Protection’s ability to intercept fentanyl that is illegally shipped into the United States.

Pharmacist and Drug Safety Advocate Urge HHS to Consider the Dangers of Importation

October 17, 2018

In this October 16, 2018 for Drug Topics, Alliance of Safe Online Pharmacies advisor Libby Baney and pharmacist and American Pharmacists Association CEO Thomas Menighan discuss the risks to public safety posed by drug importation.

New Laws Of The Land Will Let Pharmacists Tell Their Customers How To Lower Their Prescription Costs

October 17, 2018

Two bills recently signed into federal law will help American citizens lower their prescription costs by banning the practice of pharmacy gag rules. S.2554 went into effect immediately and applies to anyone who purchases insurance on an exchange or gets their insurance through an employer. S.2553 will go into effect on January 1, 2020 and applies to anyone on Medicare…

New York Ophthalmologist Settles Civil Case Involving Use Of Non FDA-Approved Drugs

October 16, 2018

A settlement has been agreed upon by a New York ophthalmologist and the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve civil charges that the doctor used non FDA-approved medications on his patients, but billed Medicare as if he was using FDA-approved drugs. The doctor will pay nearly $7 back to Medicare…

Fat Burners Zone Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Zero Xtreme Due to Presence of Undeclared Sibutramine

October 15, 2018

Fat Burners Zone is voluntarily recalling 1 lot of Zero Xtreme, capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found Zero Xtreme to be tainted with sibutramine. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market due to safety concerns.

Oregon Woman Sentenced For Injecting Patients With Foreign-Sourced Botox and Juvéderm

October 15, 2018

A former doctor in Oregon received her sentence in federal court after she admitted to injecting patients with illegal foreign-sourced beauty treatments in her home. Brenda Roberts of Troutdale had previously surrendered her license to practice medicine, and a judge sentenced her to probation and community service…

NADDINABP, and PSM have launched a project to raise awareness about the danger of illicit fentanyl.

Learn more about The Fentanyl Council.

Watch PSM's 2018 Interchange to learn about the deadly impact that counterfeit drugs in the US.

Read the Freeh Report

FBI Director Louis Freeh on the impact of importation on law enforcement (July 14, 2017)