News Archive

The Partnership for Safe Medicines has been publishing information about the counterfeit drug problem around the world for more than a decade. With experts leading the organization and a committed and passionate set of writers and editors, our content is more in-depth than many other sources, which simply copy links to the news from other websites.

Items seized in Ohio June 2020

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of June 22, 2020

June 30, 2020

PSM continues to monitor public reports of dangerous counterfeit medical supplies and treatments. This week’s round-up includes prosecutions of COVID-19 scammers and fake pill traffickers, massive seizures in across the U.S., and two tragic deaths.

Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills Seized in 6/18/2020 Ontario bust

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of June 15, 2020

June 22, 2020

PSM continues to monitor public reports of dangerous counterfeit medical supplies and treatments. Last week’s news includes prosecutions of COVID-19 scammers and counterfeit pill traffickers, and a massive fentanyl pill seizure in Canada.

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June 17, 2020: Deadly fake pills have reached 49 U.S. states and killed many

June 17, 2020

It’s been happening since at least 2015, but many people are still not aware that counterfeit prescription pills laced with fentanyl and fentanyl analogs are circulating in nearly all the United States and killing many, many people.

picture of a non-contact thermometer and its packaging

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of June 8, 2020

June 15, 2020

PSM is still monitoring public reports of dangerous counterfeit medical supplies and treatments. Here’s a quick round-up of counterfeit news published the week of June 8, 2020.

PSM Statement on the New Pilot Program from NTIA and FDA

June 12, 2020

The Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) applauds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) pilot program established this week to curb unapproved opioids illegally available online by potentially suspending or blocking offending domain names.

Boxes of confiscated medicine

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of June 1, 2020

June 9, 2020

PSM is still monitoring public reports of dangerous counterfeit medical supplies and treatments. Here’s a quick round-up of counterfeit news published the week of June 1, 2020.

Counterfeit N95 mask and packaging

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of May 25, 2020

June 1, 2020

PSM is still monitoring public reports of dangerous counterfeit medical supplies and treatments. Here’s a quick round-up of counterfeit news published the week May 25, 2020.

Fake Hand Sanitizer and Mask

Lawsuit Filed By L.A. City Attorney In COVID-19 Fraud Case

May 28, 2020

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office filed a lawsuit against Wellness Matrix Group to stop the California-based business from preying upon the public by selling fraudulent COVID-19 products…

Fake COVID-19 test kits

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of May 18, 2020

May 26, 2020

PSM is still monitoring public reports of dangerous counterfeit medical supplies and treatments. Here’s a quick round-up of counterfeit news published the week May 18, 2020.

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May 20, 2020 video: Maine Importation Update

May 20, 2020

Maine submitted a state importation plan to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently to meet its own May 1, 2020 deadline. Given the deep structural flaws in both the idea of importing medicine from Canada and in Maine’s application to do so, PSM wonders if there is a better use of Maine taxpayer dollars than to continue to pursue this idea.