Healthcare professionals have a unique dual role in protecting patients from counterfeit drugs. They have the opportunity to spot therapeutic failure and talk to patients about how they fill their prescriptions. Healthcare professionals also often source medications for patients—they need safe sourcing education too.
Consult these resources to learn how to better protect your patients, and your practice:
Law enforcement is our central defense against counterfeit drugs in the United States. Federal agents and police officers all over the country are working at capacity to stop fake drug operations that threaten Americans.
In this environment, keeping on top of new developments in counterfeit drug trade can be a challenge. Consult PSM's resources for fast information.
Resources for educating all types of professionals
PSM has a number of resources for professional education that you are free to use in your own professional journals, newsletters, emails, and social media. We publish these materials to make it as easy as possible for you to educate professionals and raise the level of awareness of counterfeit medicines.
PSM's social media presence on Facebook, email, YouTube and Twitter contains new stories every day about counterfeits in America. You are free to re-share any of these stories in your own community channels.
If you have a regular newsletter or journal, PSM has 8.5" x 11" Public Service Ads that can be run in your publication. They've appeared in many healthcare professional journals. To run one of these in your journal or newsletter, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.