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Larissa Doucette

The Partnership for Safe Medicines has released a guide to assist health care providers in protecting patients from counterfeit drugs and recognizing the signs that may indicate use of counterfeits. Three versions of the LEADER’s Guide – one for nurses, one for doctors, and another specific to pharmacists – are available for download from the PSM Web site. Each guide provides tips specific to these health care provider roles and includes guidance for safe sourcing of medications, evaluating suspect medications, educating patients about counterfeit drugs and the risks of ordering drugs online, and reporting suspected counterfeit drugs.