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FDA: Clinics May Have Received Fake Botox

No reports of patients getting counterfeit stuff
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2013 8:30 AM CDT
FDA: Clinics May Have Received Fake Botox
Medical clinics may have ended up with fake botox, the FDA says.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The FDA is warning of a Botox threat to US customers: Clinics may have ended up with fake material instead of the authentic stuff from Allergan Inc. Officials have found counterfeit Botox in the country, though thus far, there haven't been reports of patients being injected with it. According to the FDA, the Botox box has been counterfeited and the vial marked as a foreign version of the product. It's apparently being marketed via "blast faxes" to doctor's offices from a company going by names like "Online Botox Pharmacy" and "Onlinebotox.com," the Wall Street Journal reports. (Read more FDA stories.)

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