Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2015) – Dr. Marv Shepherd, President of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, released the following statement after a federal judge overturned Maine’s dangerous prescription drug importation law: “The easiest way for dangerous and potentially deadly counterfeit medicines to infiltrate our secure supply chain is when they are purchased from illegal and unregulated overseas online…

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Dr. Prabhjit S. Purewal agreed to pay $550,000 to settle allegations that he improperly billed Medicare for a variety of chemotherapy drugs purchased from unlicensed foreign pharmaceutical distributor, Richards Pharma. Richards Pharma, or Warwick Healthcare Solutions was an unsanctioned pharmaceutical distributor that was a source of counterfeit Altuzan. Who: U.S. Department of Health and Human…

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Dr. Tim Mackey shared his American Cancer Society funded research with attendees at Interchange 2014. Titled After Avastin, What Have We Learned and What Can Be Done? Mackey’s research took a multidisciplinary approach to examining the data, using FDA warnings plus GIS and network analysis to try to draw conclusions as to what can be done to prevent another counterfeit Avastin-type incident in the United States.

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In honor of American Heart Month, we’d like to remind you that ‘natural’ supplements are sometimes unregulated, and unless you verify the source as a safe one, may contain undeclared drugs that can damage your heart.

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