Congress: Don’t invite global drug counterfeiters to the U.S. Drug Supply

June 5, 2022

Watch our new ad: “Congress: Don’t invite global drug counterfeiters to the U.S. Drug Supply” As the pandemic upended our daily lives, illegally-imported counterfeit products flooded into our communities. Criminals all over the world moved quickly to exploit fear and take advantage of disrupted supply lines in March 2020. Americans were-and continue to be-deluged in…

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May 31, 2022: PSM holds online congressional briefing about drug importation

May 31, 2022

PSM holds its 2022 congressional briefing. A study of FDA enforcement actions underscores the real threat of fake drugs; a New York pharmacy-owner who allegedly sold fake HIV drugs is sentenced in a different crime; large amphetamine pill seizures in Montreal and Jordan; and stories relating to pressed counterfeit pills in 16 states.

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Video: Report Ignored (Still no action on drug dealing Facebook page)

May 25, 2022

Trafficking pharmaceuticals or illicit drugs violates Facebook’s community guidelines, but drug dealers are advertising them on Facebook anyway–even after they’ve been reported. Watch to learn more.

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May 23, 2022: “ISO” found in DC-area counterfeit pills, says DEA

May 24, 2022

In this week’s news: counterfeit pills made with isotonitazene in the DC-area; Drug resistant malaria and a prescription drug bust in Africa; a former health minister goes to prison over fake medicines in Vietnam; and news about pressed pills in 15 states.

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Map of US showing 15% uptick in drug deaths for 2021

May 16, 2022: More than 107,000 U.S. drug deaths in 2021

May 18, 2022

The CDC releases preliminary data suggesting that drug deaths climbed 15% in 2021; the DEA reports on fentanyl precursor seizures and 28 more stories cover deaths, seizures and prosecutions across the country.

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FDA Alert: Class 1 Recall of Some Mesa Biotech COVID Tests Due to Risk of False Positives/Contamination

May 11, 2022

This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. Mesa Biotech, Inc., Recalls Certain Accula SARS-CoV-2 Tests for Risk of False Positives Caused by Contamination The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. Recalled Product Product Name: Accula…

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FDA Alert: Class 1 Recall on Skippack Medical Lab SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test

May 11, 2022

This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. Do Not Use Skippack Medical Lab SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test: FDA Safety Communication May 10, 2022 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning people not to use the Skippack Medical Lab SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (Colloidal Gold). This test is not authorized, cleared, or approved…

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May 9, 2022: FDA calls out counterfeit versions of common COVID antigen tests.

May 9, 2022

This week: fake Flowflex COVID-19 and iHealth COVID-19 antigen test kits, large prescription drugs seizures, a new bill in the Senate and 27 more stories involving pressed pills.

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COVID’s Impact On The Flow Of Counterfeits

May 6, 2022

What have we learned about counterfeit medicines during the pandemic? And what does it mean for proposals to import the drug supplies of other countries like Canada?

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Video: Serialization Protecting Patients

May 4, 2022

Recently a ring of counterfeiters was exposed selling fake HIV medicines. One of their shipments ended up at a small Texan pharmacy. Watch to learn what happened.

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