FDA warns doctors of counterfeit Botox

FDA warns doctors of counterfeit Botox

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ARLINGTON, VA - JUNE 05: Recently laid off worker Lyn Talent receives a free Botox injection during an event called the "The Botox Bailout" where the first 50 recently laid-off workers could exchange their resumes for free Botox injections June 5, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia. The event, which took place in a Reveal store, also featured recruiters to help job seekers network, collect resumes and offer on-site interviews. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 9:49 AM

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 says in a letter sent last week that batches of the wrinkle treatment shipped by pharmacy Canada Drugs have not been approved by the FDA and that the agency cannot assure their effectiveness or their safety.

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

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

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