Archive for July 2018

South Carolina Man Produced Counterfeit Prescription Pills with Pill Presses and Imported Fentanyl

A pretrial bail hearing gave the world some insights into a case out of South Carolina that is still sealed. Agents with a DEA-lead task force arrested Eric Hughes in August of 2017 after a car accident caused thousands of plls to spill out of his vehicle and onto the roadway. Hughes is allegedly the leader of a counterfeit pill drug ring that used rental properties to manufacture millions of counterfeit Xanax and oxycodone pills which were sold online…

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Rhode Island Man Was The Organizer For An International Fentanyl Pill Ring

Newly released court documents show the role that Steven Barros Pinto played in an international drug ring that made and sold fake fentanyl pills across the United States, including in North Dakota, Oregon, North Carolina, Florida, Colorado, Maryland, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Georgia. The DOJ believes that the counterfeit pills made by this ring with fentanyl and other illegal ingredients caused multiple deaths or serious injuries in North Carolina, New Jersey, and Oregon…

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Fake Online Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty to Selling Fake Medicines

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Kelly Luanne Schaible pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of wire fraud and one count of introduction of misbranded medical devices into interstate commerce. Schaible operated numerous websites that sold $2.3 million in non FDA-approved and misbranded Botox and Juvederm…

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Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Idaho

Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Idaho Click here to read PSM’s Fentanyl 101. Since 2012, drug traffickers have been selling North Americans counterfeit medications made from fentanyl, a dangerous painkiller 25-40 times stronger than heroin, and even stronger synthetic opioids like carfentanil. The problem has spread to at least 45 states, and many Americans have suffered…

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Partnership for Safe Medicines Statement on FDA Working Group on Drug Importation

Washington (July 19, 2018) – Shabbir Imber Safdar, executive director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, released the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services to create a drug importation working group at FDA: “We are deeply concerned about today’s announcement, particularly given the deaths of Americans in at…

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