FDA Warns Doctors Of Counterfeit Botox

  • Posted on: Dec 26 2012
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I hope you had a nice Christmas!  Here is a story that came out the other day.

The FDA has sent a warning letter to 350 medical practices who may have purchased counterfeit Botox from a Canadian supplier.  From NBC News.com:

The Food and Drug Administration said in a letter sent last  month, a letter released publicly last week, that batches of the wrinkle  treatment shipped by suppliers owned by pharmacy Canada Drugs have not been  approved by the FDA and that the agency cannot assure their effectiveness or  their safety.

The FDA said Canada Drugs was previously tied to shipping  unapproved and counterfeit cancer drugs.

The agency warned doctors about  buying drugs from sources other than licensed U.S. pharmacies. It is the fifth  warning the agency has made this year about foreign suppliers providing  unapproved drugs.

I often get faxes from various pharmacies offering Botox and other injectable products at prices cheaper than I get from the company directly.  The offers are enticing, but I’ve never taken them up, mainly because I’ve been afraid that the product isn’t genuine.  All plastic surgeons and dermatologists should be aware of this FDA warning, especially since these “Botox at 50% off!” faxes arrive quite frequently.

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