Watch our October 2020 briefing, Counterfeit Medicine: Crime and Policy 2020, a summary of the major cases we've seen this year, the trends that worry us, and current drug supply chain policy issues, followed by a ten minute Q&A session with PSM Executive Director Shabbir Imber Safdar.

Jake Beddoe Sheltered from COVID-19, Only to Die from Fake Xanax

November 6, 2020
Young man in a black shirt in a green outdoor setting

Seeking a good night’s sleep, 25-year-old Jake Beddoe, a young travel consultant with an adventurous heart and a tremendous sense of humor, took part of what he thought was a Xanax pill on May 27, 2020. The pill was counterfeit, and Jake died of fentanyl poisoning.

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of October 26, 2020

November 4, 2020
Pill Bottle labeled "Fake COVID Cure"

In PSM’s round-up this week: news about state drug importation, COVID-19 fraud, fake hand sanitizer stations, and more counterfeit medicine news.

There is no Way to Regulate the Quality of Drugs Imported by American Patients

November 1, 2020

This editorial by Brandon Macsata was published in The International Business Times on November 1, 2020. Macsata has been living with HIV since 2002, and serves as the CEO of the ADAP Advocacy Association, an organization that promotes the AIDS Drug Assistance Program and works to improve access to care.

Deadly Counterfeit Pills Found in All 50 U.S. States; Deaths Now Reported in 42 of Them.

October 26, 2020

With the recent report that police in Maui, Hawaii seized 400 counterfeit oxycodone pills made with fentanyl on October 2, 2020, the United States has reached a sobering milestone: public sources have reported about fake pills made with fentanyl in all 50 states.

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of October 19, 2020

October 26, 2020
A pill bottle labeled Oxyelite Pro emblazoned with the word "banned:

In PSM’s round-up this week: news about state drug importation, COVID-19 fraud, deadly workout supplements and counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl.

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