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CPS Quarterly Webinar: Counterfeit Medicines in America: 2021
Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MST
Category: Quarterly Webinars

CPS Quarterly Webinar:
Counterfeit Medicines in America: 2021

Tuesday, November 30th
12-1 PM MST
Members: FREE | Non-Members: $10.00
1 CE Credit Available!


For 20 years, the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) has studied the problem of counterfeit medicines in America. PSM researches incidents of counterfeit medicines that have reached Americans with the goals of educating the public, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, and policymakers.

In this talk PSM will cover counterfeit scams that have happened, how they worked, and how you can avoid them.


Shabbir Imber Safdar, Executive Director

Partnership for Safe Medicines (





  • Describe three recent incidents of counterfeits in America and how they reached patients through a break in the secure supply chain.
  • Describe the information an investigator can learn from studying the Track and Trace records in the current pharmaceutical supply chain to research pharmaceutical crime.
  • List examples of how black market distributors circumvent the supply chain protections and what measures they are capable of.
  • List the warning signs of a counterfeit distributor or counterfeit medication.
  • Identify the risks to the patient, pharmacist, and pharmacy of handling suspect medications.
  • Summarize how to talk to patients about the risk of circumventing the secure supply chain and how to save money safely on medications.
  • Identify which state entity issues pharmaceutical wholesale licenses and how to check those licenses.

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).  This event has been accredited for up to 1.0 contact hour of knowledge-based CPE for live and home study offerings for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians.


Initial Release Date: 11/30/2021
Planned Expiration Date: 11/30/2024