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Interchange 2014

Betty Hunter’s Death Illustrates Danger of Fake Drugs

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.…


The Partnership For Safe Medicines 2014 Interchange

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…


Interchange 2014: Madame Gu and PSM China

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…


Interchange 2014: Bejon Misra, Partnership for Safe Medicines India

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…


AUSA Jaime Peña Shares a Tale of Hospital Drug Diversion at Interchange 2014

While participating in an Interchange 2014 panel discussion on criminal prosecutions for drug counterfeiting and drug diversion, Jaime Peña, Assistant U.S. Attorney/Senior Litigation Chief, Criminal Division, Colorado District, U.S. Department of Justice, tells a disturbing story of hospital-based drug diversion. Panel 2 at Interchange 2014, was titled “Patient Safety and Criminal Prosecutions in the U.S.”…

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