Ever-adaptable, some COVID-scammers are making counterfeit COVID vaccine cards for vaccine refusers inside the U.S., while others gear up to sell fake vaccines to people desperately seeking them in the developing world.
Read these recent stories and a dozen more about fake medicine in this week’s news roundup.Read More
The U.S. Department of State is offering up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest of Jian Zhang, a Chinese citizen who was indicted in 2017 for allegedly running fentanyl labs in China and selling fentanyl in pill and powder form to U.S. residents online.
This is just one of 28 fake medicine stories in this week’s news roundup.Read More
The Board of Directors for the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) announces the retirement of Board President Dr. Marvin D. Shepherd.Read More
A new issue brief from U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission finds that even though China banned fentanyl production and sales in 2019, it is still the ultimate source of illicit fentanyl in the U.S.
Click to read the report and catch up on news in twelve states.Read More
A few weeks ago, Customs and Border Protection in Tennessee announced that it had intercepted counterfeit vaccine cards shipped from China. This week’s roundup adds fake card news in Alaska, Illinois and Florida. Catch up on these and more than a dozen other safe medicines stories.Read More
Counterfeit HIV medications in the U.S. Pharmacists need to be careful because counterfeiters are never going to stop trying to get their fake medications into U.S. pharmacies. In less than eight months, three different counterfeit HIV medications have been found in U.S. pharmacies: In August 2021, Gilead Sciences warned that counterfeits of two of its HIV medications had been discovered.…Read More
Washington, D.C. (August 12, 2021) – Shabbir Safdar, executive director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, released the following statement in response to President Biden’s remarks about lowering healthcare costs for AmericansRead More
An IT security firm reports that the number of sellers advertising fake vaccination cards on Telegram has spiked 257% since March 2021.
Catch up on this news and the rest of the week’s COVID-scam and counterfeit medicine news here.Read More
Am eBay seller is voluntarily recalling all lots of Hydro Pineapple Burn to consumer level because FDA analysis has found the product to contain undeclared sibutramine, an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the market because of safety issues.Read More
Je Dois L’avoir Boutique is voluntarily recalling all of the 365 Skinny High Intensity Pills and or 365 Skinny Emergency Boutique, 30 day capsules supply to the retail/consumer level. The 365 Skinny High Intensity Pills and 365 Skinny Emergency Boutique have been found to contain Sibutramine which is a controlled substance by the DEA.Read More