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Fentanyl Pill Victims Are Getting Younger. Parents Blame Snapchat.

June 14, 2021
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On June 4, 2021, parents and family members gathered in 30 cities around the country to protest social  media companies’ inaction on drug sales on their platforms. The protest in Santa Monica focused on Snapchat headquarters.

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June 14, 2021: Operation Pangea XIV stops $23 million in fake and unapproved medical products

June 14, 2021
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Every year, Interpol coordinates Operation Pangea, a seven-day initiative that targets the sale of counterfeit and unauthorized medical products. Read this to learn about this year’s fake medicine haul, and catch up on 17 other stories in the news.

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June 7, 2021: Families Across The Country Rally Over Fentanyl Deaths

June 7, 2021
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Families rallied in 30 U.S. cities to draw attention to fentanyl poisoning deaths and to demand that social media companies stop drug dealers selling on their sites. Plus, 23 more counterfeit medicine stories.

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Canadian drug importation – What’s the state of the issue in June 2021?

June 4, 2021
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What’s happening with Canadian drug importation? What’s Florida doing with a big empty warehouse? Isn’t this policy currently in the courts? You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers.

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June 1, 2021: CBP in Ohio Seizes $1.2 million in Counterfeit Drugs and Medical Devices

June 1, 2021
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Customs and Border Protection are hard at work protecting Americans from counterfeit medicines and fake medical devices. Read on to learn about recent seizures of prescription steroids, COVID-19 test kits and more in Cincinnati, and catch up on 27 other stories about medicine safety.

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May 24, 2021: History Repeating: Doctor Injected Patients With Black Market Medicine

May 24, 2021
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A Mississippi physician will pay more than half a million in fines, forfeitures and restitution for treating his patients with foreign, non-FDA-approved versions Prolia, Boniva, and Aclasta.

And 15 more stories from the world of counterfeit medicine.

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Counterfeit pill dealers poison their victims. The press should say so.

May 24, 2021
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The media speaks as if counterfeit pill victims were seeking drugs and “overdosed” because they took too much of them, but that doesn’t accurately reflect what is happening. Too often, victims have been sold drugs that they weren’t seeking at all.

Help PSM tell journalists that pill victims have been poisoned, not overdosed.

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Talking to Your Family About Counterfeit Medicine

May 17, 2021
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Our family advocates wish they could have warned lost ones about the risks of counterfeit pills. Talk to your family now before they made a choice with deadly consequences.

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May 10, 2021: 12 Federal Drug Cases with Fatalities—8 with Fake Pills—in California, and more counterfeit news

May 17, 2021
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U.S. Attorneys in California announced 12 new drug prosecutions (8 for fake fentanyl pills) all of which involved deaths. Plus, 19 more stories about counterfeit medicines and COVID-19 fraud.

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RSS: Counterfeit News in Vermont

May 17, 2021
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An RSS feed of news about counterfeit medicines found in Vermont

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