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New Jersey Enacts Increased Penalties for Counterfeit Drug Crimes

January 21, 2020

The Governor of New Jersey has just signed A-5037, a new law designed to increase penalties for counterfeit drug crimes committed in the state.

Counterfeiter Who Made At Least 4.3 Million Fake Xanax Pills Sentenced

January 17, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Stephan Caamano, who manufactured and sold at least 4.3 million counterfeit Xanax pills, will spend the next 13 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to his crimes…

Canadians assure their peers: Importation isn’t a threat to our drug supply because it isn’t viable

January 16, 2020

This editorial by David C. Rosenbaum and Dara Jospé was published in the Financial Post on January 16, 2020. Rosenbaum is a partner of the law firm Fasken. Jospé is an associate for the same company.

4-Year-Old Girl Died in September After Swallowing a Fentanyl-Laced Pill. Now Her Caregiver Has Been Charged in Her Death

January 14, 2020

The Maricopa County Medical Examiner has blamed fentanyl poisoning for the death of a four-year-old girl in Glendale last September. The report cited fentanyl toxicity as the cause of the little girl’s death.

Academic Warns That State Drug Importation Proposals Threaten Patients and Innovation

January 10, 2020

This editorial by Dr. Kristina M. L. Acri née Lybecker was published in IP Watchdog on January 2, 2020. Dr. Acri is an Associate Professor of Economics at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and Chair of the Department of Economics and Business.

Doctor in Pennsylvania Pleads Guilty To Treating Patients with Imported Injectable Biologic Medications

December 20, 2019

Dr. Thomas Whalen, a rheumatologist who practiced medicine in Havertown, Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to charges he purchased non-FDA approved, temperature-sensitive biologic medication from Turkey and the United Kingdom to treat his rheumatology patients.

Texas College Lecturer Charged with Manufacturing and Selling Counterfeit Adderall

December 19, 2019

Authorities seized close to 40,000 fake Adderall pills from Rodriguez-Rabin’s apartment. There was also a “machine to make the pills” seized during the raid. Rodriguez-Rabin is a 51-year-old lecturer that worked in the University of Texas system.

HHS Announces Dangerous Draft Regulations for Importing Drugs from Canada

December 18, 2019

Partnership for Safe Medicines Statement on Proposed Regulations to Import Prescription Medicines from Canada Washington, D.C. (December 18, 2019) – Shabbir Safdar, executive director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, released the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the Trump Administration and the proposed regulations to allow importation of prescription medicines: “Citizens of…

Motto International Corp. Issues Voluntary Recall of Bull Platinum 30000, Stallion Platinum 30000, Rhino 7 Platinum 30000, and Panther Platinum 30000, Due to Presence of Undeclared Tadalafil

December 17, 2019

Consumption of a product with undeclared tadalafil may pose a risk to consumers who take prescription medications containing nitrates (such as nitroglycerin). The combination of tadalafil and nitrates may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels which can be life threatening. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates and may be the population most likely to be affected.

“Importation isn’t merely impractical — it is potentially dangerous.” – Sally Pipes

December 16, 2019

This editorial by Sally Pipes was published in The Sun Journal on December 16, 2019. Pipes is president, CEO and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute.

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