Oct. 15, 2009 – Beware fake “Tamiflu” sold over the Internet, the FDA warns.
The FDA recently bought five different items advertised online as “Tamiflu” or as medicines for the 2009 H1N1 swine flu.
A few of the pills contained as it were talc and acetaminophen. A few had different sums of oseltamivir, the dynamic ingredient in Tamiflu. None was the genuine thing; all are illegal within the U.S.
Besides, all the fake “Tamiflu” products arrived by mail as well late to do any good — indeed in the event that they had been the genuine thing.
“Solutions purchased from web locales working outside the law put buyers at increased risk due to the next potential that the items will be counterfeit, debased, sullied, or have as well little or as well much of the active fixing,” FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, says in a news discharge.
There are only two drugs affirmed by the FDA for treatment of H1N1 swine flu: Tamiflu and Relenza. Both drugs are accessible as it were by prescription.