The 2018 PSM Interchange brought together policymakers, counterfeit drug victims, pharmaceutical manufacturers, patient advocates, law enforcement, and healthcare professionals to discuss solutions to the deadly impacts that counterfeit drugs are having upon U.S. Citizens. Carrie Luther, Lisa Hicks, and Jennifer Hodge shared their experiences of losing their sons to counterfeit pills made with fentanyl.

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Arizona resident Betty Hunter died of lung cancer, but how much longer would she have lived if her oncologist had not treated her with counterfeit Avastin? A recent Danish documentary tells the tragic story of Arizona grandmother Betty Hunter, who in 2011 sought treatment for her lung cancer at an oncology clinic in Chandler Arizona.…

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Rooting out fake online pharmacy links from University websites is an endless game of whack-a-mole for University network security officers. Ephemeral pharmacy web links appear and disappear constantly on major university websites. Inspired by one of their news gathering partners, Fox 59 News in Indianapolis, Indiana did a bit of checking with the help of…

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PSM’s 5th annual conference was held on September 18, 2014 at the Knight Conference Center at The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Av., NW, Washington, D.C.   FDA Deputy Commissioner Howard Sklamberg and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood View Interchange 2014 Program (PDF) The 2014 PSM Interchange brought together policymakers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, patient advocates, law enforcement, healthcare…

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Interchange 2014 was fortunate enough to have Madame LiHong Gu, director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines China join us and share her work. Madame Gu began her brief description of PSM China by pointing out that “China is another large country with 1.3 billion people. They all need safe medicines.” She told the conference…

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The head of Partnership for Safe Medicines India shared with the conference what PSM India has done, and what its goals are. Bejon Misra, head of PSM India, took a few minutes to tell conference-goers about his organization. He pointed out that he was “here on behalf of 1.2 billion consumers, and more than 10,000…

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