FDA warns of Canadian counterfeit drugs

September 4, 2006

Consumers should not purchase medications from Web sites that have prescription orders filled by Mediplan Prescription Plus Pharmacy or Mediplan Global Health in Manitoba, warned the FDA. Apparently the sites are selling counterfeit drugs to U.S. consumers that include versions of Lipitor, Actonel, Nexium, Hyzaar, Ezetrol (sold as Zetia in the U.S.), Crestor, Celebrex, Arimidex, Propecia, and Diovan.

FDA warns of Canadian counterfeit drugs

Consumers should not purchase medications from Web sites that have prescription orders filled by Mediplan Prescription Plus Pharmacy or Mediplan Global Health in Manitoba, warned the FDA. Apparently the sites are selling counterfeit drugs to U.S. consumers that include versions of Lipitor, Actonel, Nexium, Hyzaar, Ezetrol (sold as Zetia in the U.S.), Crestor, Celebrex, Arimidex, Propecia, and Diovan. For a list of Web sites that are operated by Mediplan, visit http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2006/NEW01441.html.

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