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

April 13, 2021
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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
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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.

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Seek beauty safely: Silicone injections kill people.

April 12, 2021

We’ve found reports of silicone injection deaths in 13 states. No one should die because of these dangerous unlicensed treatments. Watch to learn more. The FDA hasn’t approved silicone oil or any other injected filler for body contouring.* * FDA-approved dermal fillers are not made of silicone, and they’re only approved for use on your face by a license professional.…

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

April 9, 2021
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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.

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PSM Member Spotlight: Rx Outreach

April 9, 2021
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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
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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
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This week: A new contaminant in hand sanitizers, mystery medicated eye patches, sentencing for Ukrainian counterfeiters and counterfeit pill updates.

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FDA Alert: Third Dietary Supplement Sold on Amazon Recalled for Containing Prescription Drug Ingredients

March 28, 2021
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On December 17, 2020, FDA issued a press release that warned consumers to avoid certain products found on Amazon, eBay and other retailers due to hidden and potentially dangerous drug ingredients. It also encouraged online marketplaces to ensure these products are not sold on their platforms.

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FDA Alert: Second Dietary Supplement Recalled for Containing Prescription Drug Ingredients

March 26, 2021
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On December 17, 2020, FDA issued a press release that warned consumers to avoid certain products found on Amazon, eBay and other retailers due to hidden and potentially dangerous drug ingredients. It also encouraged online marketplaces to ensure these products are not sold on their platforms.

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FDA Alert: Dietary Supplement Recalled for Containing Prescription Drug Ingredients

March 25, 2021
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Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these drug products.

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