Archive for April 2018

Ohio Pharmacists Association Concerned About Fentanyl Pills Being Sold On The Streets

The state of Ohio has been hard hit by the opioid epidemic. It is one of 43 states in which PSM has documented finding counterfeit fentanyl pills and is also one of 22 states in which someone had died from taking one of these pills. Now, the executive director of the Ohio Pharmacists Association and the Ohio Attorney General have both spoken out about the dangers these fake pills pose to everyone…


Georgian Mother Warns About The Threat Of Fentanyl-Laced Counterfeits

In this editorial, which appeared in the Austin American-Statesman on April 27, 2018, Georgia resident Lisa Hicks warns readers about the counterfeit prescription pills that killed her son in 2015:

“One needn’t be an addict to die from an overdose..Joe had a solid job and was studying for a degree in exercise science…One day, he pulled a muscle at the gym. He was in serious pain, so he bought what he thought were prescription painkillers from a friend. Those pills turned out to be counterfeit. And they contained a deadly amount of fentanyl. The next day, my son was gone.”


FL Company Ordered To Stop Selling Adulterated And Misbranded Drugs

The U.S. DOJ received a permanent injunction against MyNicNaxs, a company based in Deltona, Florida, for the sale and distribution of unapproved and misbranded new drugs. Despite receiving a warning letter in 2013, the company continued to sell dietary supplements that contained undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients…


Resources To Help Law Enforcement Offices Stay Safe From Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a major hazard to law enforcement officers. Education is important to prevent accidental poisonings. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and California’s Commission of Peace Officer Standards have each published information to help raise awareness of the issue…


Safe Savings Tip: Generic Cozaar Is Over 50% Cheaper In the U.S. Than In Canada

Choosing generic drugs is the easiest and fastest way for Americans to lower their prescription drug costs without having to risk purchasing your medication from a shady online pharmacy. We did a price comparison to see where losartan, the generic version of Cozaar, is more affordable – in the U.S. or in Canada. At a brick-and-mortar pharmacy in Canada, a 30-day supply would cost $14.31, but we found the same pills at pharmacies in the U.S. for $6.60…