FDA Warns Consumers about Counterfeit Drugs Purchased in Mexico

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public about the sale of counterfeit versions of Lipitor, Viagra, and an unapproved product promoted as “generic Evista” to U.S. consumers at pharmacies in Mexican border towns. Consumers who have any of these counterfeit products should not use them and should contact their healthcare provider immediately. FDA is warning consumers that prescription drugs purchased in foreign countries are not regulated by the FDA and do not carry the same FDA assurances of safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality as drugs purchased within the United States. Reports of suspected counterfeit drugs can be submitted to FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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