Skip to content

Equal Crimes, Unequal Times

Did you know? Criminals convicted of distributing counterfeit medicine to unsuspecting patients in need are often sentenced to only a fraction of the time traditional drug dealers serve. Counterfeit medicines can be extremely dangerous, even fatal, to unsuspecting patients. Authorities have seized counterfeit pills containing floor wax, brick dust and lead-based paint.

Did you know? Criminals convicted of distributing counterfeit medicine to unsuspecting patients in need are often sentenced to only a fraction of the time traditional drug dealers serve. Counterfeit medicines can be extremely dangerous, even fatal, to unsuspecting patients. Authorities have seized counterfeit pills containing floor wax, brick dust and lead-based paint. 

Today, Americans can largely protect themselves and their families from dangerous counterfeit medicines by avoiding fake online pharmacies. (The World Health Organization estimates that half of all medicines sold over the internet from sites that conceal their physical address are fake.  Meanwhile only 1% of the U.S. medicine supply is estimated counterfeit.) But there’s talk in Congress of drug importation legislation that could inadvertently threaten the safety of our closed, protected medicine supply chain.

 Infographic2 

Scroll To Top