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Fake Botox Warning by FDA!


The US FDA has written to over 350 medical practices about unapproved versions of Botox as well as other medications they may have purchased from a foreign supplier.

We want to assure you that Gulf Coast Pain Management has our patients' best interest at heart. As with the epidural steroid medications, the choice to utilize these non-FDA approved medications is one of cost. We have always had a stellar reputation and would not knowingly place our patients at risk. We purchase brand medications from FDA approved distributors, in order to maintain the integrity of the practice.

Illicit Botox sparks alert

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) says these products, which were purchased from a Canadian Pharmacy, may be contaminated, counterfeit, ineffective, unsafe, and/or wrongly stored and transported. Botox must be kept at a very specific temperature to maintain its viability. Patients could be placed at risk if medical practices purchase and use illegal and unapproved medications from foreign suppliers on their patients; effectively depriving them of safe and proper treatment, the Agency added. Joe McCallion, a consumer safety officer in the FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs, sums it up this way: "If you buy drugs that come from outside the U.S., the FDA doesn't know what you're getting, which means safety can't be assured."


Many, and possibly all the products these suppliers sell and distribute have not been approved by the FDA, making it impossible for the Agency to confirm that the manufacture and handling of these medications and Botox versions follow US regulations, or that they are effective and safe for clinical uses.

Read on........

FAKE Botox Warning by FDA


Information for consumers, Imported Drugs raise safety concerns

Several local clinics have been implicated in purchasing Botox and other medications from foreign pharmacies

Read list of doctors who have purchased "Bad Botox"

Several local physicians have purchased "dangerous" botox

If you, a friend, or family members have had Botox within the past year, please check this list of physicians and clinics and forward it to them for their information..

Lynne Carr Columbus, D.O.
President, Gulf Coast Pain Management



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