Resources for Law Enforcement
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. Whether you're an intelligence analyst or a Public Information Officer, the resources below will help you to educate your own department and the public about the dangers of counterfeit medicines. Check out our Publications page for free materials you can share. For information about counterfeit medicine in your state, see our Fake Medicine In Your State page.
To learn more about the policy positions we support that help law enforcement do their jobs safely and effectively, see our Policy page.
The Best Sentencing Memo We've Ever Seen. Prosecutors can help medical licensing boards and patient victims by meticulously documenting evidence of wrongdoing in their sentencing memos.
PSM's Fentanyl Resources
Illegal Pill Presses: An Overlooked Threat to American Patients (NABP, NADDI & PSM, March 2019) An overview of the current state of illicit pill presses.
Fentanyl 101. Our infographic explains what fentanyl is, where it comes from and how it's getting into counterfeit medicines in the U.S.
Counterfeit Pills Made with Fentanyl. PSM maintains updated information about incidents involving counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl on this page and its state subpages. Check here to see how counterfeit pills are affecting your state.
Federal Agency Links
U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
- Drug Seizure Statistics
- Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Seizures
- IPR Annual Reports Seizures
- News Room
Drug Enforcement Administration:
- National Drug Threat Assessments: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
- Press Releases (with advanced search functions)
FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations:
To stop fentanyl, education is as important as interdiction.
Federal agents and police officers all over the country are working at capacity to stop fake drug operations, but it's clear that we can't arrest our way out of this crisis. Education is an equally important approach to reduce the demand for fentanyl.
If you are planning a public education campaign, the examples below may help.
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