A closeup of brightly colored supplement bottles with "Neptune's Fix" labels

December 4, 2023: Unregulated “gas station” supplements continue to endanger Americans

December 4, 2023

Neptune’s Fix tianeptine products have caused fainting and seizures. A study in California found unlisted Viagra or Cialis in 67% of over-the-counter sexual performance supplements. Additional news about fake oxycodone in Mexican pharmacies and other counterfeit medicines in the U.S. and overseas.

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Health Canada shares resources about fake online pharmacies

November 29, 2023

It isn’t just U.S. regulators that warn against ordering medicines from unlicensed pharmacies. Canadian regulators have the same concerns about the safety of unapproved medical products.

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November 27, 2023: Canadian gangs export fentanyl, says RCMP

November 27, 2023

Canadian criminal gangs have sold illicit fentanyl in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Costa Rica shut down a domestic fentanyl pill operation. More news in the Kenya, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and the U.K.

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November 20, 2023: China takes steps to disrupt pill press and precursor exports

November 20, 2023

China agreed to cooperate with the U.S. in stopping pill press and precursor sales. An Indian company launched a U.S. recall of contaminated eye drops. Counterfeit medicine news overseas and in the U.S.

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Map of Florida with a pill bottle displaying a maple leaf. As it peels away, the label shows a poison symbol

PSM files a supplement to citizen petition opposing Florida’s importation proposal

November 15, 2023

In September, the Partnership for Safe Medicines and others filed a supplement to our 2021 Citizen’s Petition asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services not to authorize Florida’s Canadian Drug Importation Plan.

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November 13, 2023: FDA reporting system shows American injuries from fake Ozempic

November 13, 2023

As of September 2023, at least 3 Americans have been hospitalized because of fake semaglutide products. The Treasury Department sanctioned more people and businesses it says are trafficking fentanyl into the U.S. More news in the EU, Nigeria and three U.S. states.

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Cooper Davis Act (S.1080) to have minimal fiscal impact.

November 13, 2023

For those following the Cooper Davis Act (S.1080) which would require social media platforms to report drug dealing when they discover it, the Congressional Budget Office has analyzed the legislation and said it will “not significantly increase net direct spending” and “not increase on-budget deficits”.

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Large orange carts filled with seized items

November 6, 2023: Operation Pangea XVI intercepts $7mm in illicit medicines

November 6, 2023

Interpol announced the results of Operation Pangea and U.S. CBP reported on pill press seizures.  News about counterfeit medicine in the U.S, Belgium, China, and Indonesia,

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October 30, 2023: More contaminated eye drops found on retail shelves

October 30, 2023

FDA warned about contamination in 26 different over-the-counter eye drops. Ten New York residents were indicted in another black market HIV medicine scheme. Additional stories in California, Florida, and Texas.

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FDA Alert: Pain Relief Dietary Supplements Recalled Due to Presence of Diclofenac

October 26, 2023

Risk Statement: Consumption of undeclared diclofenac could result in serious adverse events that include cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, and anaphylaxis in patients taking concomitant NSAIDs and/or anticoagulants, such as Warfarin, in those who have allergies to diclofenac, or those with underlying cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, and hepatic illnesses.

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