FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

September 24, 2014 1:39 PM

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FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.

Federal prosecutors have recently uncovered rogue companies distributing foreign versions of Botox, fake cancer drugs and other unapproved or contaminated medicines in the U.S. Often those operations will entice physicians by faxing “too good to be true” flyers that offer 75 percent or more off pric...

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