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Communication/Conferences: US FDA Gives Tips on Spotting Fake Medicines (1/2)

Communication/Conferences: US FDA Gives Tips on Spotting Fake Medicines (1/2)

June 13, 2014 - www.fightthefakes.org

The FDA advises medicines supply chain stakeholders, which includes wholesalers, regulatory officials, care-givers and patients, to make note of potential signs of suspicious medicines, including:

  • Product labeling that contains misspelled words or looks different from the standard labeling
  • The finished product is a different shape or color from the standard product or has an unusual odor
  • The packaging is missing identifying information such as the lot number or expiration date
  • The original packaging seals have been opened, damaged, repaired or altered.