Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Drug Importation Claim vs. Fact At Florida Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Experts and leadership from The Partnership for Safe Medicines were in Tallahassee, Florida on Monday, March 25th for a Senate hearing on an ill-advised Canadian drug importation bill. During the hearing, our team heard many false or misleading statements about the proposal to take medicine out of the Canadian medicine supply and ship it to Florida. Here’s a fact check of the most egregious ones…

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Guilty Plea From Canadian Who Sold Fentanyl-Laced Candies Via The Internet

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Christopher Bantli of Calgary, Canada pleaded guilty in federal court. Bantli distributed controlled substances to customers who made their purchases online. The substances, such as fentanyl, alprazolam, or U-47700, could be pressed to look like “Pez” candies…

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Over Four Years After Being Indicted, CEO of Unlicensed Canadian Wholesaler Sentenced

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a 26-month prison sentence for Tzvi Lexier, a principal at TC Medical Group. After fighting extradition from Canada, Lexier pleaded guilty in federal court for his role that saw over $18 million in misbranded and counterfeit drugs smuggled into the U.S. and sold to doctors’ offices around the country…

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Package Sent From Canada To Montana Contained Nearly 1,500 Xanax Pills

The U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against a father and daughter in Montana for allegedly operating a drug trafficking and distribution operation out of the home they shared. A package shipped from Canada containing over 1,400 Xanax pills that was discovered by Customs and Border Protection agents was the first thing to tip the government off to wrongdoing by the pair…

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Raid In British Columbia, Canada Turns Up A Pill Press And Over 100 Different Pill Dyes

Counterfeit pills continue to be a problem in Canada. In Surrey, British Columbia, a raid in November turned up a drug manufacturing lab that contained a pill press and dyes for over 100 different pills. A high school both in that province and another in Ontario have also recently experienced issues of students overdosing from counterfeit Xanax pills…

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Fentanyl Continues To Take Canadian Lives In Record Numbers

Canada continues to battle its own fentanyl crisis. Nearly 4,000 Canadians lost their lives to opioids last year, with 68% of the deaths involving fentanyl. Counterfeit pills and fentanyl have been found in every province and territory…

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