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FDA Alert: Dietary Supplement Recalled Due to Prescription Drug Ingredients

September 29, 2022
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Proper Trade LLC/My Stellar Lifestyle was notified by Amazon that laboratory analysis has found the product to be tainted with tadalafil, an ingredient in FDA approved products for treatment of male erectile dysfunction in the family of drugs known as phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitors.

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September 26, 2022: Advocates release Best Practices to Rid Social Media of Drug Trafficking

September 26, 2022
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Best Practices to Rid Social Media of Drug Trafficking will be released tomorrow at 10am Pacific. Sign up to watch in this post.

Xylazine in the illicit drug supply. Over 2.4 million counterfeit pills made with fentanyl seized across the country. Another 24 stories in 17 states.

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PSM supports parent-led effort to rid social media of drug trafficking

September 26, 2022
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A parent-led commission will release recommendations for social media companies to curb drug dealers on their platforms on September 27th at 1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific.

Register for the launch event.

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September 19, 2022: With reports of Adderall shortages, Americans should be wary of counterfeits

September 19, 2022
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Fake versions of Adderall are surging; safety advocates urge patients to only buy medicines from licensed U.S. pharmacies. Gambia investigates the deaths of dozens of children potentially poisoned by fake paracetamol syrup. U.S. senators focus on the role of social media platforms in teen counterfeit pill deaths. Counterfeit pill events in 17 states.

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The Hollow Promise of Drug Importation Proposals

September 14, 2022
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Tom Kubic—an FBI veteran, former president and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Security Institute, and president of PSM’s governing board—has the experience to know that the risks of drug importation are “unacceptably high” and the potential rewards are “virtually nil.”

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September 12, 2022: Americans don’t know buying medicine on social media is dangerous.

September 13, 2022
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A survey shows over half of Americans who buy their meds online have purchased prescription opioids on social media. Fake medicines in Mexico, Canada, the Philippines and India. Counterfeit pill news in 14 states, and a sharp increase in fentanyl seizures in Tijuana, Mexico.

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September 6, 2022: Criminals Still Transhipping Counterfeits into the U.S.

September 7, 2022
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This week: FDA initiatives to stop illicit medical products. The sentencing of a Missouri doctor who illegally imported arthritis meds and two people who sold performance enhancing drugs as supplements. Stories about counterfeit pills in Canada, Saudi Arabia and ten U.S. states.

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August 29, 2022: FDA warns “Tramadol US” to stop selling controlled, unapproved drugs to U.S. residents

August 29, 2022
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This week: The FDA warns a fake pharmacy to stop selling unapproved drugs to U.S. residents; an update on the Texan cough syrup ring we covered last year; regulators overseas warn about fake cosmetic injectables; and 27 more stories about counterfeit pills made with fentanyl.

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August 24, 2022
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What’s happened in fake medicines in the last 10 days? (hover over a state to see it, click on a state to see the story)

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August 22, 2022: U.S. families observe National Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day

August 22, 2022
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This week: Families across the country observed National Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day. Researchers found that over 60% of pills sold illicitly in DC are counterfeit. Stories involving fake prescription pills made with fentanyl in 17 states.

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