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December 14, 2022

Libby Baney Comments on Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers With The Santa Clarita Valley Signal

In “Sheriff Pledges To Attack Counterfeit Drug Crisis,” The Santa Clarita Valley Signal turned to government and regulatory partner and senior advisor to the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies Libby Baney for her commentary on counterfeit pharmaceuticals manufacturers and dealers following a recent press conference in downtown Los Angeles.

Baney explained that one of the factors in the growing problem of people getting their hands on counterfeit medicines is affordability. “We find Americans often go onto the internet for reasons of cost and convenience,” she said. “When you’re looking for medicine, and you can’t afford it, the internet has sadly become the outlet valve, and counterfeiters know that, and they take advantage of Americans who are looking for medicines that they can’t afford.”  

Baney cautioned people to seek out safer, potentially less expensive medicines. “You can go to Partnership for Prescription Assistance,” she noted. “Many manufacturers have prescription assistance programs, where they try to create access channels for people that can’t afford their medicines. There’s also actually safe verified online pharmacies that provide drugs at a discount. She added that the use of discount cards and discount programs like GoodRX provide medications that are FDA-approved, safe and effective, but at a lower cost.

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