cover 2021 update on pill presses

The Partnership for Safe Medicines and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators have released an update to 2019’s Illegal Pill Presses: An Overlooked Threat to American Patients.

Since the initial report, fentanyl deaths are higher than ever and these pills – created by clandestine pill presses around the globe – continue to be sold on the streets and on the dark web.

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Boxes of masks seized in Chicago

The Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) applauds the passage of H.R. 5663 – the Safeguarding Therapeutics Act. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02-R) and Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16-D), was passed via unanimous consent in the Senate on December 8th.

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Today, PhRMA, The Partnership for Safe Medicines and Council for Affordable Health Coverage initiated litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging action by HHS and FDA permitting pharmacists and wholesalers, pursuant to state-sponsored programs, to import certain prescription drugs from Canada into the United States without drug manufacturers’ authorization or oversight.

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The Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) applauds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) pilot program established this week to curb unapproved opioids illegally available online by potentially suspending or blocking offending domain names.

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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…

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The following policy resolution was passed unanimously at the Jan. 8, 2020 board meeting in Washington DC. The governing board of the Partnership for Safe Medicines votes today to reiterate that the Partnership is organized to focus entirely of the safety of medicine as it travels through the supply chain, as we have since our…

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