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Minnesota’s experiment with drug importation: RxConnect 2003-2010

Minnesota’s Experiment With Drug Importation: RxConnect 2003-2010 Minnesota was one of the first states to experiment with drug importation as a way to manage rising prescription prices. In 2003, Governor Tim Pawlenty launched Minnesota RxConnect, a program to import cheaper, non-FDA-approved medicine for Minnesota residents and state employees so that low income and elderly residents…


Minnesota Man Who Sold Fake Pills Made With Carfentanil Gets Probation

A man in Minnesota who purchased and distributed counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with carfentanil and cocaine received only a three year probation sentence. Joshua Ryan Chlan pled guilty to one count fourth-degree possession with intent to sell. The pills he sold caused three non-fatal overdoses in as many days…



Our 2018 information sheet summarizes recent counterfeit drug incidents in Minnesota.


Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Minnesota

Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Minnesota Click here to read PSM’s Fentanyl 101. Since 2012, drug traffickers have been selling North Americans counterfeit medications made from fentanyl, a dangerous painkiller 25-40 times stronger than heroin, and even stronger synthetic opioids like carfentanil. The problem has spread to at least 49 states, and many Americans have suffered…


Prince Died As Result of Taking Fentanyl-laced Fake Hydrocodone

When Prince Rogers Nelson died in April, it was reported that he died of an apparent overdose of opiates, which he had used to combat chronic hip pain. Now a new report from Minneapolis indicates he died as a result of taking counterfeit hydrocodone containing deadly fentanyl. Prince Rogers Nelson, an American musician and performer,…


Counterfeit and Misbranded Medication Seized from Vendors at Minnesota Night Market

Bust by Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department is the second time the same Saint Paul southeast Asian market has been raided. In 2013, seven vendors were charged for selling non-FDA approved medication. A recent raid at a Hmong night market in Minnesota has turned up pills, needles, syringes and expired medication, according to a report in…

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