Good Morning America
reports that the new FDA regulations will help to crack down on the problem of drug counterfeiting in America. To read the full text, click here
The Baltimore Sun reports that Maryland is introducing a bill to help to ensure the safety of the drug supply. "Maryland's laws have been notoriously weak," said Katherine Eban of the state that has no inspector, rarely does background checks and allows distributors to work out of their homes.
"Hemophilia Thieves: Where Does Your Factor Really Come From"
by Laurie Kelley, details an increasing threat to hemophilia patients -- counterfeit and adulterated blood products. With references to Dangerous Doses
, Kelley provides a thorough overview of the dangers of the current pharmaceutical trade and how patients can protect themselves. Published in Parent Empowerment Newsletter
, Volume 16, Issue 1.
Ventura County Star reports on the after math of the Lipitor counterfeiting in three articles: "Fake Drugs victimize an unsuspecting public", "Recipient of fake drug advocates harsh penalties" and "Amgen also falls victim to counterfeits."
Newsday reports on the testimony of Katherine Eban and Kevin Fagan during congressional hearings.
announces that it will stop buying drugs for U.S. consumers from secondary wholesalers, Eban tells TheStreet.com
: "Now you have two out of three major wholesalers making, if nothing else, a gesture in the right direction."
Eban discusses her experience of investigating Dangerous Doses
on NPR's The People's Pharmacy
Eban tells NBC affiliate WIS TV
that the drugs she tracked in Dangerous Doses
were believed to have "sat in the back of a strip club, in a beer cooler in South Florida. When you look at that, you know something is seriously wrong with our distribution system."
In an article on the repercussions of wholesalers' purchases from the pharmaceutical gray market, Eban tells TheStreet.com
that Cardinal "closed one of their back doors-the back door that's marked 'back door.' But there are other, unmarked back doors that are still open."
Florida Sun-Sentinel reports on how government bureaucracy dissolved Operation Stone Cold and scattered its Horsemen.
Eban appears on Fox News DaySide to discuss Dangerous Doses.
Dangerous Doses is cited in the Houston Chronicle in an article about the relative safety of Canadian drugs.
In an editorial "Good Start to Stop Bad Drugs," Newsday cites Dangerous Doses and urges the passage of "Tim Fagan's Law."
"For years we have been buying stolen, recycled, adulterated, substandard medicine from our pharmacies. Who knew?" Eban tells Failure Magazine
during an interview.
"Welcome to American-style medicine," Eban tells The Hamilton Spectator after a Canadian pharmacy dispensed counterfeit medicine. "It really is the 21st century gold rush."
James Christian, head of global security for Novartis International, states in testimony before a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee: "There's a new book out that just deals with the issues of the United States called Dangerous Doses. And that would be eye-opening for members of the committee to read, because it just devotes itself to the problems in the United States that often go unreported or underreported."
Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) states in the Long Island Press
, "At least now we have the book, Dangerous Doses
, which documents for the first time all these streams of sale. When my colleagues understand that the meds they take might pass through a strip club in Florida, they are going to want to pass my bill."
In a lead editorial on how "bogus drugs threaten health," USA Today
cites Dangerous Doses
The NBC TODAY Show features Eban as the journalist who exposed the problem of counterfeit medicine in the U.S.
CVS announces that it will stop doing business with pharmaceutical wholesalers who buy drugs from the secondary market. Eban quoted in USA Today
on CVS's decision. Click here
to read the article.
Eban says in a Q&A with Investor's Business Daily: "This is not about trips to Mexico. It's about the medicines we trust and need the most."
Business Wire runs an editorial by the CEO of the nation's largest privately held biopharmaceutical distributor which says Dangerous Doses" reads like a thriller, because the traditional channel has all the intrigue and criminality of one."
reports that the U.S. ranks first in reported incidents of counterfeit, stolen and diverted prescription medicine.
The Hill reports that Dangerous Doses "adds fuel to the debate over drug safety."
The Partnership for Safe Medicines, a coalition of patient, physician, pharmacist, university, industry and professional organizations, issues a release praising Dangerous Doses
, stating that the book "is a wake up call for America on the growing consumer threat of counterfeit drugs." Click here
to read the full release.
U.S. News & World Report
commends Dangerous Doses
for exposing "one of the nasty little secrets surrounding prescription drugs." Click here
to read the column.
is featured on CBS's The Early Show
on "phony pharmaceuticals." Click here
to view the segment.
Rep. Steven Israel (D-NY) announces federal counterfeit drug legislation, "Tim Fagan's Law," named after the Long Island teenager who took counterfeit drugs after a liver transplant. Click here
to view the legislation. For more information, click here
to visit the website of Tim Fagan's lawyer, Eric Turkewitz.
The Wall Street Journal
cites Dangerous Doses
as an impetus in Cardinal Health's decision to discontinue its pharmaceutical-trading business, which bought drugs from secondary wholesalers. Click here
to read the article.