Counterfeit BOTOX

Posted in   BOTOX & Botulinum toxin, Health & Beauty News   on  April 17, 2015 by  Robert Zieber, MD0
Botox Murrieta

FDA Warning – Counterfeit BOTOX

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted health care practitioners and the public concerning a counterfeit BOTOX product sold nationwide.  The counterfeit product was sold by an unlicensed supplier.  Unlicensed suppliers avoid FDA inspections and oversight of appropriate manufacturing, packaging, shipping and handling procedures.  The FDA has warned that any suspected counterfeit BOTOX should not be used as the counterfeit product’s efficacy and, especially, safety cannot be verified.

 

The link to the FDA alert is here:

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm443217.htm

 

At De Luz Medical Aesthetics, we purchase all of our BOTOX directly from Allergan.   Allergan ships BOTOX on dry ice overnight via FedEx to keep it cold.  At De Luz Medical Aesthetics, we unpack the vials immediately and transfer them to our medication refrigerator.  These extra steps cost more and make BOTOX injections at De Luz Medical Aesthetics a little more expensive but we like reliable results.  We think you do too.

Thank you for your time and attention,

Robert Zieber, MD

De Luz Medical Aesthetics

About the Author

Dr. Zieber attended Georgetown University Medical School graduating in 1994. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has been practicing aesthetic medicine since 2013.
He has had training and certification in injecting Botox and dermal fillers, like Juvéderm and Belotero, as well as non-invasive body sculpting with Venus Freeze, laser hair and spider vein removal with the GentleMax Pro laser, acne treatments with LightWave's Elite LED system and rosacea using microneedling.

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