Patterson Companies Inc, St Paul, Minn, recently announced that it has launched an educational campaign—highlighted by its new website,—designed to help protect clinicians and their patients from purchasing or using potentially unsafe, gray-market products. users can access informational resources about the gray market, including how to identify these products and potential industry solutions to the problem. A video, infographic, FAQ, and white paper on the topic appear on the website.

In addition to improving industry awareness, Patterson works to ensure its products are sourced directly from the manufacturer, and not through unintended distribution channels carrying deeply discounted, gray-market products. These channels are frequently the same as those that carry counterfeit or other illegal, black market products.