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The risks of counterfeit imported medicines

By Allyson Funk  |    April 20, 2017
A recent Wall Street Journal article laid out the serious concerns posed by potent, counterfeit prescription opioids pouring into the United States from China, Mexico and Canada. The Drug...   Read More

ICYMI: What the experts are saying about importation

By Allyson Funk  |    March 23, 2017
Voices throughout the U.S. and Canadian health care systems have raised concerns about proposed large-scale drug importation schemes. Former government officials, pharmacy groups and experts have...   Read More

How drug importation schemes could increase U.S. law enforcement burdens

By Allyson Funk  |    March 16, 2017
In recent weeks, we’ve explored some of the dangers of importation for patients and how medicines purchased online can be fake. But what would importation schemes mean for U.S. law enforcement?   Read More

Case Study: How one online pharmacy knowingly endangered U.S. consumers

By Nicole Longo  |    March 2, 2017
We recently looked at what actually happens when a patient orders a medicine through an online Canadian pharmacy and how the product delivered may not be what the patient ordered. Today, we’re...   Read More

Why drug importation threatens patient safety

By Allyson Funk  |    February 28, 2017
Counterfeit drug manufacturing and trafficking is a multi-billion dollar business. Legislative proposals to allow importation of potentially counterfeit and substandard drugs into the United...   Read More

Fact Check Friday: The truth about drug importation and patient safety

By Allyson Funk  |    February 24, 2017
This week on Fact Check Friday, we’re discussing the truth about proposals to allow the importation of medicines from other countries and what these proposals mean for patients. MYTH: Importation...   Read More

What you don’t know about importation from Canada

By Allyson Funk  |    February 17, 2017
Proposals to allow the importation of prescription medicines from Canada ignore the dangerous threat to patients of counterfeit and adulterated medicines. What actually happens when a patient...   Read More

Discovery of counterfeit hepatitis C drug is another example of why importation is bad for patients

By Nicole Longo  |    February 13, 2017
The manufacturing and trafficking of counterfeit drugs is not just a U.S. concern but a growing threat globally. Governments around the world are working together to try to prevent these fake...   Read More

Dangers of drug importation: A case of counterfeit cancer drugs

By Holly Campbell  |    April 7, 2016
Counterfeit drug trafficking is a multibillion dollar business that threatens the health and well-being of patients. The World Health Organization estimates 10 percent of medicines worldwide are...   Read More

4 facts on why drug importation is bad for patients

By Holly Campbell  |    October 6, 2015
Ensuring patients have access to needed medicines is critical, but the importation of unapproved medicines, whether from Canada or elsewhere in the world, is the wrong answer . Due to the U.S....   Read More

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