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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.

Visit our Virtual Briefing Page to learn how the $200 billion fake drug market affects the U.S.

May 30, 2023: North Carolina raises penalties for making counterfeit controlled pills.

May 30, 2023
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North Carolina made using a pill press to make counterfeit controlled pills a felony. Black market and fake medicines were reported in Canada and Mexico. More news involved counterfeit or illegally imported pills in 22 states.

Texas State Senate Passes Dangerous Foreign Drug Importation Program

May 23, 2023
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With the passage of HB 25 in the Texas State Senate and Governor Abbott’s impending signature, Texas is poised to become the seventh state in the U.S. to attempt to create a program to import medicine from Canada. This policy has failed in six other states, cost taxpayers millions of dollars, and drawn opposition from the Canadian government.

May 22, 2023: Dangerous Eye Drops – FDA Warns about Unapproved Amniotic Fluid Eye Drops and Health Canada Seizes Unapproved Eye Drops

May 22, 2023

Grieving families continue to mourn the ones they lost to dubious and counterfeit medicine. Three men were convicted of manufacturing and selling counterfeit pills in the U.K. Additional news involving counterfeit pills made with fentanyl in twenty states.

May 15, 2023: Families rallied outside Snap HQ to demand accountability for fatal Snapchat pill sales.

May 15, 2023
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Families across the country observed Fentanyl Awareness Day. Hidden pharmaceuticals in arthritis “supplements.” Fake medicine in Ireland, India and Australia. Additional news involved counterfeit pills made with fentanyl in 17 states.

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Dangerous eye drops have been found in Canada and the U.S. Learn more.

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Watch highlights from PSM's February 28 Briefing, and see the whole event here.

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Border pharmacies are selling fake blood thinners.

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