Watch PSM’s Briefing for the 118th Congress, Washington D.C., February 28, 2023
On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the Partnership for Safe Medicines convened pharmacists, law enforcement, policy experts and family advocates to educate legislators about key issues in the fight against counterfeit medicines. Learn more and watch the briefing here.[...]
How can families affected by fentanyl or fake medicines become advocates in 2022?
Has your family been affected by fentanyl or fake pills? Learn about opportunities in 2022 to advocate to address the crisis in this webinar about federal legislation this year.[...]
PSM, Partners Host Fall 2019 Congressional Briefings About Counterfeit Drug Dangers
On September 24, 2019, the Partnership for Safe Medicines and 19 partner organizations held two congressional briefings about the real dangers counterfeit drugs pose to Americans, offering a clear picture of why importation cannot solve the problem of high drug prices in the U.S.:
Canada does not have enough prescription drugs to share with U.S.patients, and organized crime is poised to expand the counterfeit drug trade into the U.S. to bridge the gap without regard for the health and safety of U.S. residents. “The money to be made is far too great to worry about human life.”[...]
In Annual Hill Briefing, Law Enforcement Authorities and Current and Former DEA Agents Share Details on Danger Posed by Counterfeit Drugs and Illicit Fentanyl Imports
In Capitol Hill briefings sponsored by the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) on January 31, former and current law enforcement leaders sounded a warning over the increased flow of counterfeit drugs and lethal fentanyl into the United States, noting that international drug traffickers and crime syndicates see our nation as a lucrative market.[...]
PSM Went to Congress to Share Our Concerns About The Threat of Counterfeit Medicine
On Thursday, January 31, 2018, the Partnership for Safe Medicines held two briefings in Washington, D.C. to inform members of Congress and their staff about the dangers posed to Americans by counterfeit medicines. The events each had three panels and looked at how fake medicines have affected individuals and law enforcement, and also at the roles played by international bad actors and drug cartels…[...]
Partnership For Safe Medicines 2019 Congressional Briefings
On Thursday, January 31, 2019, victims of counterfeit medicines and their families, local law enforcement, former DEA agents, and other experts in the fight against counterfeit medicines met for a discussion about the widespread impact fake drugs are having on communities and on the enormous burden the problem places on regulators who are responsible for our drug safety.
Learn more and watch the briefing here.[...]
The Partnership for Safe Medicines Congressional Briefing, April 10, 2018
On April 10, The Partnership for Safe Medicines sponsored a congressional briefing focused on the illicit fentanyl trade and the widespread impact it is having on communities across the United States. PSM released 43 States and Counting, a update to last September’s report on fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills in the U.S. Click here to watch a video of the event.[...]
Want to meet the original DEA agents from Netflix’s NARCOS?
This event is going to be popular – register to secure your seat. Priority will be given to registered congressional staff. Former DEA Agents Who Inspired Netflix Series “Narcos” Join Policymakers to Discuss Latest Threats Posed By Illegally-Imported Fentanyl House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Rep. Greg Walden (R-Oregon), Members of Congress, Law Enforcement Experts, Industry Leaders…[...]
“Current Threats to American Patients from Counterfeiters,” March 7-8, 2016
“Current Threats to American Patients from Counterfeiters,” March 7-8, 2016 In a case currently in US courts, the Department of Justice alleges that CanadaDrugs.com sold $78 million worth of unapproved, mislabeled and counterfeit cancer drugs to doctors throughout the US between 2009 and 2012. The CanadaDrugs.com case, which is one of several cases in recent years involving the sale of counterfeit…[...]
The Partnership for Safe Medicines Congressional Briefing March 16 -17, 2017
In 2017, the danger of counterfeit drugs is serious and ubiquitous in America, touching all 50 states. Large-scale smugglers bring in fake cancer drugs containing nothing but mold and water and sell them at a discount to oncologists. Fake pills containing deadly doses of fentanyl appear in the supply chain either from fake online pharmacies…[...]