Archive for 2015

When Buying from a Fake Online Pharmacy, IRACM Wants You to know “It’s All Fake!”

A new campaign by International Institute for Research Against Counterfeit Medicines (IRACM) aims to educate patients that anyone with access to the Internet can be exposed to counterfeit drugs via fake online pharmacies. Did you realize that of 331,430 websites monitored by Legitscript, a whopping 94.3% are selling pharmaceuticals illegally? The Wild West nature of…

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PSM Board President Dr. Marv Shepherd Explains the Dangers of Drug Importation

Dr. Shepherd was interviewed on a local Austin radio station and described for listeners the realities of the counterfeit medication economy, and the dangers U.S. citizens face from imported medication. After William Scully, owner of the unlicensed pharmaceutical importer Medical Device King/Pharmalogical, was convicted on charges relating to his drug importation business, Bill Swail, host…

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The Partnership For Safe Medicines 2014 Interchange

PSM’s 5th annual conference was held on September 18, 2014 at the Knight Conference Center at The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Av., NW, Washington, D.C.   FDA Deputy Commissioner Howard Sklamberg and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood View Interchange 2014 Program (PDF) The 2014 PSM Interchange brought together policymakers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, patient advocates, law enforcement, healthcare…

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Over 30 Groups Nationally Oppose Drug Importation

Recently, conversations and debate about drug importation has reached a fever pitch. Partnership For Safe Medicines’ many coalition members want Congress to know about our concerns for the safety of American patients. The secure American drug supply chain protects American consumers from dangerous counterfeit, substandard and unsafe medicines. Any effort designed to bypass FDA controls…

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Over 30 Groups Nationally Oppose Drug Importation

As a coalition whose outreach and operations involve educating health care workers and patients in all fifty states, and whose membership is comprised of more than 60 organizations committed to the safety of prescription drugs and protecting U.S. consumers against counterfeit, substandard or otherwise unsafe medicines, we are deeply concerned that importation proposals will undermine America’s existing and proposed drug safety protocols.

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