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Protect Patients from Online Scams With Domain Name Reform

June 3, 2020
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Take Action: Protect Patients from Online Scams With Domain Name Reform Re-open access to WHOIS contact information; require that domain name sellers lock and suspend suspicious websites Watch our May 6th video to learn more about this issue. Synopsis: Patients who search for medicine online often end up on fake online pharmacy websites because 95% of online pharmacies are unsafe. ...

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Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of May 25, 2020

June 1, 2020
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Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of May 25, 2020 Coronavirus fraud and counterfeit news:  The press reported about 3M’s efforts to stop N95 mask scams and about South Carolina’s and Australia’s efforts to acquire genuine N95 and KN95 masks. Federal authorities in New York charged a pharmacist for hoarding and price-gouging N95 masks and a second man for trying...

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Lawsuit Filed By L.A. City Attorney In COVID-19 Fraud Case

May 28, 2020
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Fake Hand Sanitizer and Mask

According to WJCT, Los Angeles (L.A.) City Attorney’s Office filed a lawsuit against Wellness Matrix Group (WMGR) to stop the California-based business from preying upon the public by selling fraudulent COVID-19 products. WMGR’s activities were being scrutinized by Congress and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As previously documented on PSM, WMGR allegedly marketed a hand sanitizer that the company...

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May 27, 2020 #covidscams video: Fake N95 masks threaten our first responders and healthcare workers

May 28, 2020
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May 27, 2020 #covidscams video: Fake N95 masks threaten our first responders and healthcare workers Watch our #Covidscams video for the week of May 27, 2020 The era of COVID-19 has been marked by shortages of medical equipment—hand sanitizer, test kits, gloves and, most of all, protective masks for healthcare workers and first responders. On May 13th, the Associated Press...

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Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of May 18, 2020

May 26, 2020
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Fake COVID-19 test kits

Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of May 18, 2020 Ongoing coronavirus fraud and counterfeits: A bioethicist at the University of Minnesota warned about businesses promoting unproven stem cell treatments for COVID-19. Fake COVID-19 test kits seized in El Paso, May 2020 (Source: CBP) After investigating last week, Washington state reported that identity thieves have stolen hundreds of millions of...

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Life Cut Short for an All-American Kid

May 21, 2020
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Life Cut Short for an All-American Kid Download a printable version of Jaydon’s story here. West Haven, Utah resident Jaydon Rogers The first words that Ryan Rogers used to describe his son were an “all-American kid.” 22-year-old Jaydon loved his family–especially his siblings and five- year-old nephew. He loved being outside, and enjoyed mountain biking, snowboarding, and most other sports....

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May 20, 2020 video: Maine Importation Update

May 20, 2020
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May 20, 2020 video: Maine Importation Update Watch our video May 20, 2020 update about Maine In June 2019, the governor of Maine signed LD 1272, An Act To Increase Access to Low-cost Prescription Drugs into law. LD 1272 required the state to submit its state importation plan to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by May...

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Download our “5 Types of #covidscams” bookmark

May 19, 2020
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Our #covidscams bookmark educates patients about five kinds of online crime that have spiked since the pandemic. Download a copy for yourself and visit our covid-19 scams tracking page to catch up on the news.  

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Counterfeit Medicine News for the Week of May 11, 2020

May 18, 2020
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 COVID-19 fraud and counterfeits Homeland Security (HSI) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents seized: Counterfeits seized in Buffalo. Source: Homeland Security Investigations Thousands of fraudulent COVID-19 test kits, N95 masks, and purported treatment pills, as well as $110,000 in illicit funds tied to COVID-19 fraud in Buffalo, New York. 1,200 Linhua Qingwen capsules, an untested, non-FDA approved treatment in...

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PSM asks congress for domain name reforms to stop COVID-19 and other healthcare scams

May 14, 2020
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PSM asks congress for domain name reforms to stop COVID-19 and other healthcare scams On May 8, 2020, The Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) wrote Congressional leaders in the House and Senate urging  them to take extra measures in the next health and stimulus package to protect the American public from online COVID-19 scams. PSM asked that they require domain...

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