The Partnership for Safe Medicines is proud to support Voices for Awareness and Facing Fentanyl as they recognize a national day of remembrance and action to address the widespread threat of counterfeit drugs and illicit fentanyl poisoning. The organization’s founder, Andrea Thomas, lived through the unthinkable when she lost her daughter, Ashley, to fentanyl poisoning in 2018.[...]
Trafficking pharmaceuticals or illicit drugs violates Facebook’s community guidelines, but drug dealers are advertising them on Facebook anyway–even after they’ve been reported. Watch to learn more.[...]
A teenager dying in North Dakota bought down a fentanyl conspiracy ring that spanned three nations and two continents.
Watch part 5 to learn about the task force that made this investigation possible.[...]
The August 2021 indictment of an alleged fentanyl pill dealer for the death of a Maui resident makes Hawaii the final U.S. state to confirm a counterfeit pill fatality. Watch our weekly video to learn more about the changes we’ve seen over the last six years.[...]
On June 4, 2021, parents and family members gathered in 30 cities around the country to protest social media companies’ inaction on drug sales on their platforms. The protest in Santa Monica focused on Snapchat headquarters.[...]
The media speaks as if counterfeit pill victims were seeking drugs and “overdosed” because they took too much of them, but that doesn’t accurately reflect what is happening. Too often, victims have been sold drugs that they weren’t seeking at all.
Help PSM tell journalists that pill victims have been poisoned, not overdosed.[...]
Shabbir Safdar, Executive Director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, released the following statement today in response to Congressional actions to permanently scheduling illicitly manufactured and deadly fentanyl…[...]