DOJ Investigates $250 Million in U.S. Sales of Counterfeit Drugs Using Fake DSCSA Pedigrees

The U.S. Department of Justice, according to Seeking Alpha, is investigating the sale and distribution of counterfeit drugs in the U.S. that may have amounted to a quarter-billion dollars. The investigation comes about two months after The Wall Street Journal reported on a lawsuit filed by Gilead Sciences alleging a massive breach in the U.S. drug supply chain […]

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How Pharma-Funded Groups Lie About Personal Drug Imports

For the past decade, I’ve written extensively about my view that pharma-funded organizations and initiatives are responsible for misleading Americans about the safety of buying more affordable prescription drugs over the Internet for import from Canada and other countries. Most of that writing was on PharmacyCheckerBlog – but periodically it shows up in national media, […]

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Return of the MEDS Act? Colorado Seeks Drug Imports Beyond Canada

This past week, to lower drug costs, a bill was introduced in the Colorado legislature – SENATE BILL 21-123 – to allow drug imports from countries other than Canada. Colorado, which passed a law in 2019 allowing drug importation from Canada, apparently wants access to even lower cost drugs than Canada can offer. It’s also a way to address the real obstacle that Canada’s population is only 11% the size of the U.S. population and excess drugs supplies are limited. State of Reform does a nice job covering this bill, but this post gives some underlying and important history.

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