The Institute is concerned that the general public may not fully understand the nature and extent of the international counterfeit drug problem. To provide quality information on a consistent basis, PSI shares information with the public through its collaboration with the Partnership for Safe Medicines.
The Partnership, a group of organizations with programs designed to protect consumers from counterfeit medicines, has an impressive suite of on-line tools which are highly recommended to consumers.
Key Consumer Tools:
SafeMeds Alert System: a free e-mail service that relays counterfeit drug alerts issued by the FDA.
SAFEDRUG Checklist: an 8-step guide to boost your knowledge of your medicine safety and tips on what to do if you suspect your medicine may be compromised.
Safe Savings: an incredibly useful guide to government and industry sponsored programs offering high quality, safe medicines at reduced prices.
VIPPS Pharmacies: a direct link to legitimate online pharmacies recommended by the FDA.
SafeMeds Blog: a timely discussion forum with experts on safe medicines.