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counterfeit dilaudid pills embossed with M and 8

“ISO” found in DC-area counterfeit pills, says DEA

May 24, 2022
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In this week’s news: counterfeit pills made with isotonitazene in the DC-area; Drug resistant malaria and a prescription drug bust in Africa; a former health minister goes to prison over fake medicines in Vietnam; and news about pressed pills in 15 states.

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Map of US showing 15% uptick in drug deaths for 2021

May 16, 2022: More than 107,000 U.S. drug deaths in 2021

May 18, 2022
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The CDC releases preliminary data suggesting that drug deaths climbed 15% in 2021; the DEA reports on fentanyl precursor seizures and 28 more stories cover deaths, seizures and prosecutions across the country.

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Video: Unboxing Drugs on Facebook

May 11, 2022
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Trafficking pharmaceuticals or illicit drugs violates Facebook’s community guidelines, but drug dealers are advertising them on Facebook anyway–even after they’ve been reported. Watch to learn more.

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FDA Alert: Class 1 Recall of Some Mesa Biotech COVID Tests Due to Risk of False Positives/Contamination

May 11, 2022
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This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. Mesa Biotech, Inc., Recalls Certain Accula SARS-CoV-2 Tests for Risk of False Positives Caused by Contamination The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. Recalled Product Product Name: Accula SARS-CoV-2 Test Product Codes: QJR…

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FDA Alert: Class 1 Recall on Skippack Medical Lab SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test

May 11, 2022
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This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. Do Not Use Skippack Medical Lab SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test: FDA Safety Communication May 10, 2022 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning people not to use the Skippack Medical Lab SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (Colloidal Gold). This test is not authorized, cleared, or approved by the FDA for distribution…

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ADAP Advocacy PSA Combat Counterfeit Drugs: The Ad Run Part 1

May 10, 2022
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This counterfeit HIV drug outbreak inspired Brandon Mascata of ADAP Advocacy Association (AAA+) to team up with us to produce an educational advertisement for people living with HIV and their loved ones.

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May 9, 2022: FDA calls out counterfeit versions of common COVID antigen tests.

May 9, 2022
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This week: fake Flowflex COVID-19 and iHealth COVID-19 antigen test kits, large prescription drugs seizures, a new bill in the Senate and 27 more stories involving pressed pills.

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COVID’s Impact On The Flow Of Counterfeits

May 6, 2022
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What have we learned about counterfeit medicines during the pandemic? And what does it mean for proposals to import the drug supplies of other countries like Canada?

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For Pharmacists

May 4, 2022

As the DSCSA rolls out, pharmacists play a crucial role protecting patients and the integrity of the drug supply Under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, pharmacists must follow certain requirements to protect patients from receiving counterfeit or substandard drugs. These include: Verifying licensing or registration for trading partners: Check manufacturers’ and repackagers’ registration Check wholesale distributors’ and third-party logistics…

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Video: Serialization Protecting Patients

May 4, 2022
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Recently a ring of counterfeiters was exposed selling fake HIV medicines. One of their shipments ended up at a small Texan pharmacy. Watch to learn what happened.

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