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PSM's Interchange 2018: "The Human Impacts of Counterfeits & Open Borders: Victims Have Their Say"

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These slides accompanied the second panel at PSM's 2018 Interchange, which was held on June 7, 2018 in Washington, DC, at the National Press Club, and was moderated by PSM's Executive director, Shabbir Safdar.

Our panelists were Lisa Hicks, Jennifer Bryant Hodge and
Carrie Luther, all of whom have become advocates after losing their sons to counterfeit prescription pills.

The full video of the 3 and a half hour event is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlrMw1pAlIU&feature=youtu.be.

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PSM's Interchange 2018: "The Human Impacts of Counterfeits & Open Borders: Victims Have Their Say"

  1. 1. The Human Impacts of Counterfeits & Open Borders: Victims Have Their Say Lisa Hicks Jennifer Bryant Hodge Carrie Luther Moderator: Shabbir Safdar, Executive Director
  2. 2. Carrie Luther of Aptos, CA Carrie lost her son Tosh on October 27, 2015. Tosh took part of what he thought was Xanax to help him get to sleep. The pill was counterfeit and was made with fatal amount of fentanyl. 2
  3. 3. Tosh Ackerman
  4. 4. Lisa Hicks of Winder, GA Lisa lost her son Joe on February 16, 2015 to a counterfeit oxycodone made with fentanyl that a friend sold to him. This is a picture of Gabriel Joe Patterson, the son that Joe never got to meet. 4
  5. 5. A Memorial to Joe
  6. 6. Jennifer Bryant Hodge of Cumming, GA Jennifer lost her son Robbie on December 4, 2016 to a counterfeit Xanax taken several days before. The pill contained a deadly amount of midazolam, a stronger benzodiazepine that is not found in legitimate Xanax pills. 6
  7. 7. Robbie’s Legacy Continues

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