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Injectable Weight Loss Drugs Illegally Sold Online Pose Danger to Patients

May 1, 2024

Almost 75% of Americans are clinically defined as overweight or obese, and over 11% have diabetes. America’s obsession with weight loss and dieting is well-documented, with a staggering $30 billion spent each year on diet products…

Pharmacists’ Role in Treating Substance Use in Adolescents

October 18, 2023

October is Youth Substance Use Prevention Month, highlighting prevention and treatment efforts to keep adolescents drug free. Although drug use has always been a concern for teens, there are specific challenges that today’s youth face…

Tactics Criminals Use to Sell Drugs Online

September 18, 2023

The United States is home to one of the most secure drug supply chains in the world, but criminals still find pathways to buy and sell prescription drugs—including controlled substances—often using websites and social media platforms to do so…

Navigating Drug Shortages: Pharmacists Help Patients Find Safe Alternative Sources

March 22, 2023

Since early 2020, consumers have faced countless shortages and supply chain disruptions throughout the economy, from personal protective equipment to infant formula to cars. Prescription medications are not exempt…

Update on DRUGS Act: Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Shut Down Illegal Online Pharmacies

July 21, 2022

For over two decades, NABP has raised concerns over the vast number of illegal online pharmacies that put Americans’ health at risk by selling medications without a prescription, operating without a license, and peddling substandard, falsified, or counterfeit prescription drugs, including illicit opioids, to patients…

Overdose Deaths Reach an All-Time High, But You Can Help Reverse the Trend

June 24, 2022

In May, CDC revealed in provisional data that more people died of a drug overdose in 2021 than in any other year – 107,622. And the Journal of the American Medical Association reported in an April research letter that teens 14-18 experienced the largest jump in overdose deaths compared with the overall population…

Our YouTube Channel Has Safe Pharmacy Info for Patients, NABP How-Tos for You

March 25, 2022

If you follow us on social media, you might have noticed recent posts about our updated Facebook and Twitter consumer accounts, as well as our revamped patient-focused website…

Online Abuse, By Any Name, Endangers Public Safety

January 13, 2022

There is little argument among internet policy stakeholders that criminals do bad things on the internet. But that’s where the unity ends. Bickering continues over which of those bad things should be acknowledged as Domain Name System (DNS) abuse and, thus, who should be responsible for mitigating them (or not)…

DEA Takes Action Against Deadly Counterfeit Pills Sold Online

October 21, 2021

On September 27, 2021, for the first time in six years, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a public safety alert warning Americans of a surge in deadly counterfeit pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine flooding into the United States…

Help Us Spread the Word About Fake Pills Online

October 13, 2021

At the end of September, the DEA released a warning: The quantity of fake pills online has reached dangerous levels. Already this year, DEA seized 9.5 million counterfeit pills. Two out of five of these pills contain a lethal dose of fentanyl…

Why Words Matter When Treating Substance Use Disorder

October 7, 2021

Sometimes, society has trouble catching up with what science teaches us. For example, addiction science. Decades of research have proven that addiction is a medical disorder that affects the brain, not a moral failing. But centuries’ worth of stigma remains…

Why Medicine Sold on Social Media Can Be Deadly

September 8, 2021

If Charlie had known how prolific fake pills on social media were, would he still be alive? It’s a haunting question for his parents, Ed and Mary Ternan, because the answer is probably “yes…” 

National Poll Finds That Americans Are Prioritizing Cost and Convenience Over Safety When Buying Medications Online

July 29, 2021

Online pharmacy use in America is growing, but a survey conducted by the ASOP Global Foundation suggests that Americans’ knowledge of the risks is not…

Nonprescription Insulin Scam Puts Patients at Severe Risk

June 3, 2021

NABP’s accreditations and inspections provide a unique opportunity to observe drug safety issues from a national perspective in both pharmacy practice and drug distribution. Through the processing of accreditation applications of digital pharmacies and drug wholesale distributors, we have recently observed schemes involving nonprescription insulin…

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