Counterfeit drugs have been found in all 50 states and threaten the safety and health of Americans. Industry leaders have stepped up to do their part in keeping them out of the hands of unknowing Americans. Since 2004, Pfizer has stopped over 260 million doses of counterfeit drugs in the states. On the podcast to discuss this and the state policy that plays a role are Pfizer Vice President and Chief Security Officer Lev Kubiak and ALEC Director of the Health and Human Services Task Force Brooklyn Roberts.
Learn More about Pfizer’s Campaign: https://www.pfizer.com/counterfeiting/counterfeitawarenesscampaign
Find an accredited pharmacy: https://nabp.pharmacy/programs/accreditations-inspections/digital-pharmacy/accredited-digital-pharmacies/
Partnership for Safe Medicines Link - https://www.safemedicines.org/
The Uphill Fight Against Fake Prescription Drugs (Behind a Paywall but discusses social media role in counterfeit drug distribution): https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-uphill-fight-against-fake-prescription-drugs-1539009351
Internet Ordered Viagra is Rarely Genuine Illustrates counterfeit drug sales on internet platforms: https://www.jsm.jsexmed.org/article/S1743-6095(15)33810-8/abstract
Measuring Impact of Counterfeits Gives a better understanding of the costs associated in addition to the patient health and safety risks: https://www.uschamber.com/report/measuring-the-magnitude-global-counterfeiting-creation-contemporary-global-measure-physical
Pharmaceutical Security Institute: https://www.psi-inc.org/pharma-crime