Economist Demonstrates That U.S. Drug Importation Would Endanger Canada’s Prescription Medication Supply

August 14, 2019

This editorial by Fergus Hodgson was published in the Epoch Times on August 14, 2019. Mr. Hodgson is an independent economic consultant, and Executive Editor of the Antigua Report.

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Senator McSally Meets with Experts on the Counterfeit Drug Trade

August 14, 2019

The Arizona Republic has reported that Executive Director Shabbir Safdar, along with Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in charge Doug Coleman, and Phoenix-area pharmacist Randle House and met with U.S. Senator Martha McSally in Arizona on August 8th to seek her assistance and support for efforts to protect the U.S. prescription drug supply from counterfeit medication

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Canadians Concerned About US Prescription Drug Importation Proposals

August 8, 2019

John Adams of the Best Medicines Coalition, a Canadian group that represents 28 different patient organizations, has described the Trump administration’s plan to import medication from Canada as a “clear and present danger” to the Canadian prescription drug system, according to AP.

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Economist Warns that Federal Drug Importation is Folly

August 7, 2019

This editorial by Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D. appeared in Forbes on August 7, 2019. Dr. Winegarden is the Managing Editor for EconoSTATS and a senior Fellow in Business and Economics at the Pacific Research Institute.

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San Diego is in the Midst of a Deadly Counterfeit Pill Crisis, with 50 Confirmed Deaths Thus Far

August 6, 2019

U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer has issued a public safety warning concerning deadly counterfeit oxycodone pills in San Diego County. NBC San Diego reports, “The U.S. Attorney’s Office said border seizures, prosecutions and overdoses in San Diego County are on pace to reach all-time highs by the end of 2019. The Medical Examiner’s Office reports 50 confirmed fentanyl-related fatal overdoses so far this year, and says 28 more suspected cases are waiting to be confirmed.”

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Prime Minister Trudeau Promises to Protect the Canadian Drug Supply In The Face Of The U.S. Drug Importation Statement

August 1, 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was interviewed today in Iqaluit, and according to CBC Canada, he reassured Canadians that Health Canada is already safeguarding the Canadian prescription drug supply regardless of international pressure.

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Partnership for Safe Medicines Statement on Reckless and Politically-Motivated Federal Drug Importation Proposal

July 31, 2019

Partnership for Safe Medicines Statement on Reckless and Politically-Motivated Drug Importation Proposal Washington, D.C. (July 31, 2019) – Shabbir Safdar, executive director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, released the following statement in response to today’s announcement by HHS Secretary Alex Azar and FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless: “Less than a year and a half ago,…

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Both Fake Online Pharmacies That Received FDA Warning Letters In March Have Finally Ceased Operations

July 31, 2019

In March, the FDA issued two warning letters to websites selling misbranded prescription drugs. The first website, azmedicinalshop.com, quickly went offline, but the second, thedonrx.net, continued to operate for months before finally going dark…

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ASOP Canada and 14 Other Canadian Patient Organizations Raise Alarm with Canadian Minister of Health on U.S. Drug Importation Proposals

July 30, 2019

The Canadian branch of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP), along with fourteen other Canadian patient advocacy organizations have written a letter to Canadian Health Minister, the Honorable Ginette Petitpas Taylor imploring her to prevent the United States from wiping out the Canadian prescription medication supply with their misguided importation proposals.

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Pensacola, Florida Tattoo Parlor Owner Pleads Guilty to Selling Chinese-made Counterfeit Contact Lenses

July 25, 2019

A Pensacola, Florida woman named Son Chu Gilliam has pleaded guilty to charges that she bought bulk counterfeit contact lenses from China and sold them through her tattoo parlor, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reports.

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