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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:33 PM

FDA warns doctors of counterfeit Botox

Source: AP-EXCITE

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators have warned more than 350 medical practices that Botox they may have received from a Canadian supplier is unapproved and could be counterfeit or unsafe.

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.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:36 PM

1. Counterfeited version of one of the most toxic substances in nature...

What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:42 PM

2. Be sure to only use safe botulism... n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:35 PM

4. On second thought I suppose fake botulin is by definition safer than the real thing. (nt)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:31 PM

3. Best avoid anything with cement in the contents.

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