Search

  • Sort by

  • Category

  • Post Type

  • Reset

Statement on Litigation Challenging Legality of Administration’s Final Rule Permitting State-Sponsored Drug Importation From Canada

November 23, 2020
Posted in , ,

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 23, 2020) – Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) and Council for Affordable Health Coverage (CAHC) initiated litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging action by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitting pharmacists and...

Read More

Why We’re Suing the Federal Government to Preserve Public Health and Safety

November 23, 2020
Posted in

Until September 24, 2020, every head of the Department of Health and Human Services, supported by every head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, since 2003 had refused to certify the safety of bulk drug importation from Canada.[1] This was not a partisan issue. Both Republican and Democratic administration public health leaders opposed it. Many—including HHS Secretary Alex Azar,[2]...

Read More

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of November 16, 2020

November 23, 2020
Posted in , , ,
yellow pills in a clear plastic bag

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of November 16, 2020 DOJ received a permanent injunction to stop the sale of Natural Solutions’ fake treatment. COVID-19 counterfeits and fraud: The New York Times examined the N95 mask market over the last seven months, discussing, among other things, counterfeits and covid-scams that have threatened our frontline workers. The Department of Justice received...

Read More

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of November 9, 2020

November 16, 2020
Posted in ,

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of November 9, 2020 Policy: At the end of October, New Mexico released a draft of the state importation plan it will be sending to the U.S. Department of Health Human Services for approval on December 15th. Our two-minute summary video is on the right or watch our seven-minute video and read the accompanying...

Read More

An Analysis Of New Mexico’s Draft Canadian Drug Importation Plan

November 12, 2020
Posted in ,

An Analysis Of New Mexico’s Draft Canadian Drug Importation Plan Eight states are in the process of planning their Canadian importation plans and New Mexico has published a draft of the plan they will send to HHS by December 15th. We analyzed what this plan will mean for the pharmacists of New Mexico. And since this is likely to resemble...

Read More

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of November 2, 2020

November 9, 2020
Posted in , ,
product promotional image with a warning symbox over it

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of November 2, 2020 COVID-19 counterfeits and fraud: The FDA warned a business in Lansing, Michigan to stop promoting “Dissolve BioActive Silicate” and silver products as treatments to cure or prevent COVID-19. It also sent a warning letter to a pharmaceutical company in Emeryville, California that claimed their eye care products would protect against...

Read More

Jake Beddoe Sheltered from COVID-19, Only to Die from Fake Xanax

November 6, 2020
Posted in , , ,
Young man in a black shirt in a green outdoor setting

Jake Beddoe Sheltered from COVID-19, Only to Die from Fake Xanax Download a printable version of Jake’s story here. Jake Beddoe was killed by counterfeit Xanax made with fentanyl on May 27, 2020. Seeking a good night’s sleep, 25-year-old Jake Beddoe, a young travel consultant with an adventurous heart and a tremendous sense of humor, took part of what he...

Read More

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of October 26, 2020

November 4, 2020
Posted in , , ,
Pill Bottle labeled "Fake COVID Cure"

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of October 26, 2020 Follow state importation news in New Mexico. Policy: New Mexico’s Department of Health released a draft of its application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on October 29, 2020. Bookmark our Drug Importation in New Mexico page to keep an eye on our ongoing analysis of the...

Read More

There is no Way to Regulate the Quality of Drugs Imported by American Patients

November 1, 2020
Posted in

Brandon Macsata, courtesy POZ Magazine This editorial by Brandon Macsata was published in The International Business Times on November 1, 2020. Macsata has been living with HIV since 2002, and serves as the CEO of the ADAP Advocacy Association, an organization that promotes the AIDS Drug Assistance Program and works to improve access to care. How Drug Imports Can Endanger...

Read More

Deadly Counterfeit Pills Found in All 50 U.S. States; Deaths Now Reported in 42 of Them.

October 26, 2020
Posted in , , ,

Deadly Counterfeit Pills Found in All 50 U.S. States; Deaths Now Reported in 42 of Them. Washington, D.C. (October 26, 2019) With the recent report that police in Maui, Hawaii seized 400 counterfeit oxycodone pills made with fentanyl on October 2, 2020, the United States has reached a sobering milestone: public sources have reported about fake pills made with fentanyl...

Read More