Archive for November 2015

Safety Tips Campaign

Educate your organization members on the dangers of counterfeit medicines, but also teach them how to keep safe from dangerous fake drugs. SAFEMEDICINES has 26 tips for patients and another 27 for doctors and other healthcare providers that you can share with your members in your newsletters, on your facebook page, on twitter, and on your website.

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PSM’s Safe Savings Resource

Americans are searching for less expensive medication, but also want assurance that the drugs they rely on are safe, untainted and regulated to ensure quality. PSM’s Safe Savings handout offers patients safe strategies to find their prescription medicines at lower prices.

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5 Kinds Of Poisons Found In Counterfeit Drugs

There are a lot of shady ingredients that go into counterfeit medications that consumers can be exposed to by buying directly from unlicensed drug sellers on the internet, or when medical professionals purchase medications from outside the secured supply chain.

Here is a compendium of five types of poison that investigators have found in counterfeit medications.

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Save Money Safely from Online Pharmacies

This is the web version of PSM’s patient handout “Save Money Safely on Your Prescriptions from Online Pharmacies,” which advises patients how to choose a safe online pharmacy.

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Illinois’ experience with iSaveRX, 2004–2009

Between 2004 and 2009 a number of states experimented with drug importation from countries that supposedly had online pharmacies offering cheaper medications. Illinois was a leader in this area, spending significant state resources marketing and promoting the program while working with Ram Kamath, who later became Director of Pharmacy Policy and International Verifications at PharmacyChecker. The…

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These tried and true strategies can lower your prescription drug bills

Prescription medication can be expensive, but there are safe systems in place to help Americans buy reliable medications at lower prices. Saving at the Doctor’s Office Lower cost medications can start at the doctor’s office. Generic medications are typically just as effective as their name­brand alternatives and they can save patients substantial money. If a…

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Latest Prescription Drug Counterfeiting Scheme Illustrates the Dangers of Importation

The Partnership for Safe Medicines released the following statement on the sentencing of Daniel Sanchez for his role in an illegal online counterfeit medicines scheme based in Pittsburgh and Houston: “Drug counterfeiters take advantage of our vulnerable citizens on a daily basis, and have grown globally into a multibillion dollar industry,” said PSM President Marv Shepherd. “This…

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