For Consumers

Florida Woman Injected Clients With Counterfeit Botox At Illegal Med Spa

After receiving a tip in November 2017, police search the home that Diane D’Anca was operating an illegal med spa out of. Inside, police found a “large amount” of medical supplies and records for 100 clients. In a refrigerator in the garage, they found several vials of Botox she injected into clients that turned out to be counterfeit…

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Tip for the Most Affordable Generic Zocor Prescription: Buy it in the U.S.

People think all prescription drugs cost less in Canada, but is that true? We did a price comparison for simvastatin, generic Zocor, the seventh most frequently prescribed prescription drug in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2016. When we called a brick-and-mortar pharmacy in Canada, we were quoted the price of $12.14 for a 30-day supply, but we found those same pills at pharmacies in the U.S. for only $4.54…

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From Street Markets to Websites: Counterfeit Drugs Infect The Whole World

Created in 2013 by WHO, the Global Surveillance and Monitoring System tracks all reports of substandard or counterfeit medicines around the world. To date, 1,500 reports have been filed and a recent analysis showed that over 10% of medicines in low- to middle-income countries are substandard or fake…

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Washington Naturopath Sentenced To Jail In Misbranded Drug Case

Washington state naturopathy Rick Marschall was convicted in 2011 for illegally prescribing misbranded drugs to his patients. Sentenced to probation, he kept prescribing causing the state to suspend his license in 2013. He continued to practice medicine without a license and just received a jail sentence for prescribing the same misbranded drugs to his patients…

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