Archive for September 2018

California Mom Works to Warn Americans About Deadly Counterfeit Pills

This week the ABC News program 20/20 aired a story about counterfeit pills made with fentanyl. After highlighting Prince’s death from those pills, the reporters also interviewed Carrie Luther about her son Tosh Ackerman’s tragic accidental death from a piece of a Xanax made with fentanyl instead of the proper ingredients.

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Indictment Announced Of California Woman Who Sold Fentanyl Pills Online For Almost Two Years

A California woman has been indicted for shipping fake fentanyl pills and a misbranded drug into Illinois. In total, prosecutors alleged that Melissa Scanlan shipped over 50,000 counterfeit fentanyl pills to customers all over the United States. After initially being arrested on state charges in August, Scanlan allegedly went back to Mexico to arrange for more fake fentanyl pills to be delivered to her home. She was arrested for the second time in September in relation to the Illinois indictment…

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Officials Warn That Fake Oxycodone Fentanyl Pills Are Popping Up In Northeast Ohio

Officials in Lake County, Ohio warned the public about counterfeit oxycodone pills being sold on the streets of northeastern part of the state have tested positive for both fentanyl and carfentanil. They said that any pill bought off the street could be a deadly fake and to only trust pills purchased at U.S. licensed pharmacies…

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Court Issues Injunction Against Los Angeles Couple Who Sold Counterfeit Medicines

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer received an injunction from the court against a couple who operated two stores that sold counterfeit and misbranded drugs. The injunction prohibits Iris Anabelle Gonzalez and Hugo Gonzalez Nava from engaging in the sale of pharmaceuticals. Police seized nearly 3,000 misbranded, illegal, and counterfeit pharmaceuticals products when two stores were searched in May…

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