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Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of August 3, 2020

August 12, 2020
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Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of August 3, 2020 Coronavirus Fraud And Counterfeits: 10,000 unapproved KN-95masks CBP in Philadelphiaseized on June 4, 2020. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the mid-Atlantic region reported that officers in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. had intercepted unapproved and counterfeit test kits and antibody diagnostic kits, face masks, and medicines meant for...

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August 5, 2020 video: Behind the Scam: Uplabeling

August 5, 2020
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August 5, 2020 video: Behind the Scam: Uplabeling Watch our August 5, 2020 video This week’s video goes “behind the scam” to show you “Uplabeling,” which is a technique that counterfeit criminals have used in the past to make major profits. In uplabeling, counterfeiters took a low-dose medical product and made it look like a more expensive, high-dose version of...

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Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of July 27, 2020

August 3, 2020
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Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of July 27, 2020 Coronavirus Fraud And Counterfeit News: Has the FDA recalled your hand sanitizer? Check here. Radish paste falsely sold as a COVID-19 treatment. In hearings before the Senate Finance Committee, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) testified that it had seized 10 million imported counterfeit face masks between the start of the...

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July 29, 2020 video: Importation Executive Order Explainer

July 29, 2020
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July 29, 2020 video: Importation Executive Order Explainer Watch our July 29, 2020 video On July 24, 2020, the White House issued an executive order  to implement three approaches to foreign drug importation. To be clear, this isn’t normal importation of medicine. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated manufacturers routinely make medicines in other countries to be sold on the U.S....

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At a glance: SB1-Drug importation in New Mexico

July 28, 2020

Drug Importation in New Mexico: An Overview Synopsis: In March 2020, the Governor of New Mexico signed SB1, a bill which creates a “wholesale prescription drug importation program” to be administered by New Mexico’s Department of Health. The bill requires that New Mexico submit a plan to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in December 2020. Current status:...

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Citizens Against Government Waste Warns Drug Importation Executive Orders Will Cost Patients in More Ways Than One

July 28, 2020
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This editorial by Elizabeth Wright was published in The WasteWatcher blog on July 28, 2020. Wright is the Director of Health and Public Policy for Citizens Against Government Waste. Presidential Executive Orders Will Not Lower Drug Costs On Friday, President Trump signed three Executive Orders that he claims will lower drug costs. He withheld a fourth EO for 30 days...

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FDA Alert: Food and Drug Administration Issues a More Serious Warning About Methanol in Hand Sanitizers

July 27, 2020
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The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a second, more serious warning about hand sanitizers that have been made with deadly methanol. Their first warning came on July 2, when they said they had “seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive...

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Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of July 20, 2020

July 27, 2020
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Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of July 20, 2020 Policy News: On Friday, the president signed an executive order to permit the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. PSM joins former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioners, Canadian officials, patient advocates, law enforcement and many others in opposing this policy. This week’s video and  PSM’s statement explain why. U.S....

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Statement on Trump Administration Executive Order on Drug Importation

July 24, 2020
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Washington, D.C. (July 24, 2020) – Shabbir Safdar, executive director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order signed today on the importation of prescription drugs:   “As we approach the grim milestone of 150,000 American fatalities due to the worst pandemic in over 100 years, the Trump administration has chosen...

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Ukrainian Pair Pleads Guilty to Importing and Selling Fake Cancer and Hepatitis C Drugs

July 22, 2020
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A pair of men from Ukraine admitted in federal court that they conspired to smuggle and distribute counterfeit cancer and hepatitis C drugs into the United States, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. The DOJ reports that Maksym Nienadov, the owner of the Ukrainian-based company Healthy Nation, and his co-conspirator and employee – Volodymyr Nikolaienko – pleaded...

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