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Counterfeit Medicine News for the week of January 25, 2021

February 1, 2021
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In this week’s news: Fake masks, fake COVID vaccines, fake pills and fake pill manufacturing across the U.S.

FDA Puts All Mexico-Produced Hand Sanitizers on Import Alert

January 26, 2021

Under the import alert, alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico offered for import are subject to heightened FDA scrutiny, and FDA staff may detain the shipment. As part of their entry review, FDA staff will consider any specific evidence offered by importers or manufacturers that the hand sanitizers were manufactured according to U.S. current good manufacturing practice requirements. This marks the first time the FDA has issued a countrywide import alert for any category of drug product.

Hundreds of Recalls: Methanol-Contaminated Hand Sanitizer

January 25, 2021

When the first FDA alerts warning of methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers brands emerged, we reported them through our FDA alert system. Within weeks however, this trickle of hand sanitizer recalls turned into a flood. Learn more here.

Counterfeit Medicine News for the week of January 18, 2021

January 25, 2021

In this week’s news: A Seattle man was arrested for COVID-vaccine fraud; sales of fake COVID-19 vaccines on the dark web up 400% since December; prosecutions of fake pill peddlers, and more.

Counterfeit Medicine News for the week of January 11, 2021

January 19, 2021

This week: A new report from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, COVID-19 vaccine fraud, a guilty plea in a fake online pharmacy case, counterfeit pill news, and more.

A Campaign to Spread the Word About Fake Pill Deaths in the Central Valley of California

January 13, 2021

When the Central Valley Opioid Safety Commission contacted us about helping them promote a public safety message about the dangers of counterfeit pills made with fentanyl, of course we said yes. Their 30-second spot featured the family of Travis Jacobson, a young Californian who was tragically killed by a fake Xanax pill that turned out to be lethal. We at PSM were happy to underwrite both the direct costs and the labor costs of such an important public health message. 

Counterfeit Medicine News, December 22, 2020 – January 8, 2021

January 11, 2021

PSM’s round-up this week closes out 2020 with hundreds of thousands of counterfeit surgical masks, scammers cashing in on COVID-19 vaccines with fake Eventbrite listings, fake cancer treatments, and more.

PSM Videos

Parents protest at Snapchat over the sale of deadly pills to children. Learn more. (June 14, 2021)
Big Fake Drug Seizure: How federal agents are protecting you from counterfeit medical products. (June 7, 2021)

These people were poisoned. Ask the press to stop calling counterfeit drug victims "overdoses." Watch, and learn more at safedr.ug/AP-Stylebook