Posts Tagged ‘handouts’
“Counterfeits by the numbers / 5 ways to save” bookmark
Do Americans need to worry about counterfeit medicine? Yes. Our Counterfeits by the Numbers bookmark offers salient facts on one side and tips on buying medicines safely on the other side.[...]
Since 2015, fentanyl has changed the drug landscape
Counterfeit pills made with fentanyl have proliferated across the U.S. since 2015, killing people in all 50 states. The pills have become heavily trafficked, easier to find and more deadly.
This infographic shows how the fentanyl pill trade has changed.[...]
Talking About Counterfeit Medicine
What family advocates wish they could have said to loved ones they lost to fake prescription pills.[...]
Are safety-tested imported drugs still cheaper? No. They are more expensive.
Testing medicine for legitimacy is a complicated process. Across 24 different prescription medicines, the average cost to test a single dose is $2,750. However, ensuring that a batch of 100 pills is 90% certain to be safe requires testing at least 22 pills. Achieving 99.999% certainty requires even more testing, at tremendous expense. Once you’ve done the required testing, U.S. generics are cheaper. To learn more about this topic, read PSM’s summary: safedr.ug/Acri-Explained.[...]
Criminal Internet Pharmacy Networks Are Capitalizing on COVID-19.
In May 2020, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) released Rogue Online Pharmacies in the Time of Pandemic: Capitalizing on Misinformation and Fear, which focuses on how established fake pharmacy networks have pivoted to cash in on the coronavirus. PSM’s illustrated version of the report offers a compact summary of NABP’s work. Watch…[...]
Download our “5 Types of #covidscams” bookmark
Our #covidscams bookmark educates patients about five kinds of online crime that have spiked since the pandemic. Download a copy for yourself and visit our covid-19 scams tracking page to catch up on the news.[...]
How Many Tests Need to Be Performed to Know That a Batch of Pills is Safe?
Testing medicine for legitimacy is a complicated process. Across 24 different prescription medicines, the average cost to test a single dose is $2,750. However, ensuring that a batch of 100 pills is 90% certain to be safe requires testing at least 22 pills. Achieving 99.999% certainty requires even more testing, at tremendous expense. To learn more about this topic, read PSM’s summary: safedr.ug/Acri-Explained.[...]
HHS comments come in overwhelmingly against Canadian drug importation proposal
Yesterday ended a 78-day comment period for the White House’s proposal to import medicine from Canada. In all, over 1,000 comments were filed. Overwhelmingly, these comments opposed the proposed rule or expressed skepticism that the rule could meet the two requirements listed in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003: be safe and save consumers money. In fact, when you read the comments, it is clear that this policy is overwhelming opposed by experts on the issues of economics and medicine safety.[...]
Canadian Importation Does Not Work
The number of U.S. residents in states that are considering importing drugs from Canada is almost four times Canada’s own population. Canadian drug importation is not the structural solution we need.[...]
“5 Ways” consumer bookmark
Download our “5 Ways” Consumer Bookmark for a quick reference about how to protect yourself from counterfeit medicine.[...]