New Mexico

The Deadly Counterfeit Drug Trade Thrives in New Mexico Download our July 2021 PDF Download our most recent information sheet, which summarizes counterfeit drug incidents in New Mexico. New Mexico has also been pursuing the importation of prescription drugs from Canada since March 2020. If established, this program will open the door to counterfeits. Learn…

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New Mexico Authorities Warn Of Increase in Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills

Law enforcement in New Mexico is worried after seeing an increase in the number of counterfeit pills made with fentanyl that are being found. The state lost over 20 people to fake oxycodone pills in 2016 and U.S. Customs and Border Protection keeps seeing the amount of fentanyl they are seizing increase…

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New Mexico Oncologist Pleads Guilty to Providing Misbranded Cancer Medications to Patients

Dr. Mohamed Basel Aswad of Deming, New Mexico has admitted in court that he purchased misbranded and mislabeled cancer medication from a Canadian medication supplier. On November 4, 2014 Dr. Mohamed Basel Aswad pleaded guilty in an Albuquerque courtroom to misdemeanor charges that he introduced misbranded drugs into interstate commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ)…

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