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The era of COVID-19 has been marked by shortages of medical equipment–hand sanitizer, test kits, gloves and, most of all, protective masks for healthcare workers and first responders. On May 13th, the Associated Press (AP) published a disheartening investigative piece–one in a series about the challenges of a worldwide medical supply chain–that shows just how difficult it is to establish that important medical supplies are safe and effective over the whole course of the purchasing process.

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The following policy resolution was passed unanimously at the May 8, 2020 Advisory Board meeting: The Partnership for Safe Medicines believes that counterfeit medical devices are dangerous to American patients and that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should have the unequivocal power to seize and destroy these dangerous products whether they are found…

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