News Coverage

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.

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Fake Remdesivir in India and more counterfeit news, April 26, 2021

May 3, 2021

This week’s roundup includes: Fake remdesivir plagues India and 18 more counterfeit medicine and COVID-fraud stories you may have missed.

Partnership for Safe Medicines’ Statement on Congressional Action to Permanently Schedule Fentanyl-Related Analogues and Substances

May 3, 2021

Shabbir Safdar, Executive Director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, released the following statement today in response to Congressional actions to permanently scheduling illicitly manufactured and deadly fentanyl…

Grand Junction, Colorado man convicted for selling fakes that killed, and more counterfeit news, April 19, 2021

April 26, 2021

This week’s roundup includes: a conviction in Colorado, fake COVID-19 vaccines, Operation Stolen Promise statistics and 17 more counterfeit medicine stories.

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News roundup for the week of April 12, 2021

April 19, 2021

This week: 70 months for a Pennsylvania man who trafficked counterfeit medicines, two fentanyl pill operations shut down, counterfeit pill seizures and warnings and a couple of #covidscams.

Counterfeit HIV drug underscores risks of a weaker drug supply chain, advocate warns.

April 13, 2021

ADAP Advocacy Association CEO Brandon M. Macsata wrote this editorial, which appeared on the AIDS Drug Assistance Program’s website on April 1, 2021.

The Association first warned constituents that counterfeit Symtuza had been distributed to three U.S. pharmacies in December 2020, when Janssen issued an alert.

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News roundup for the week of April 5, 2021

April 12, 2021

This week: The government undertakes scheduling fentanyl analogues, another silicone injection case, a huge counterfeit pill trafficking bust in Quebec, and many, many more fentanyl pills.

What is “Permanently Scheduling” Fentanyl-related Substances and Analogues, and Why is it so Important?

April 9, 2021

Learn why permanently scheduling fentanyl-related substances and analogues on Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act is an important policy tool in the fight against fentanyl-laced counterfeit medicines.

PSM Member Spotlight: Rx Outreach

April 9, 2021

PSM wanted to shine a spotlight on member organization Rx Outreach. Not only does this organization provide affordable medications for people in need, but Rx Outreach also runs a program called Healthy Reentry to fill the medication gap to help ex-offenders as they transition back into society…

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News roundup for the week of March 26, 2021

April 5, 2021

This week: A federal jury indicts a man for smuggling and selling fraudulent COVID-19 treatments, a woman pleads guilty for a silicone injection death in Missouri, police seize nine million fake clonazepam tablets in Europe, and news about counterfeit pills in ten U.S. states.

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News roundup for the week of March 22, 2021

March 29, 2021

This week: A new contaminant in hand sanitizers, mystery medicated eye patches, sentencing for Ukrainian counterfeiters and counterfeit pill updates.