Our 2018 information sheet summarizes recent counterfeit drug incidents in New Mexico.

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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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Counterfeit fentanyl pills in New Mexico 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…

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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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