Policy Resolution on Counterfeit Device Destruction, May 8, 2020

The following policy resolution was passed unanimously at the May 8, 2020 Advisory Board meeting:

The Partnership for Safe Medicines believes that counterfeit medical devices are dangerous to American patients and that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should have the unequivocal power to seize and destroy these dangerous products whether they are found in interstate commerce or in transit to enter America.

We support the use of all legal authority for the FDA and other U.S. customs authorities to seize and destroy these products so they don’t endanger American patients. Additionally, where the law is not clear we support granting the FDA seizure and destruction authority to protect American patients from counterfeit medical devices in any venue it operates.