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Fake Contraceptive Patches Sold on Internet

FDA, Maker Say Patches Won't Prevent Pregnancy

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Photos contrasting the legitimate contraceptive patch with the counterfeit are on display at the FDA's website: http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/news/photos/contraceptive/counterfeit.html

Women who have been sent contraceptive patches lacking proper labeling or not having the appearance of the approved Johnson and Johnson Ortho Evra product as described above should not use the product and should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

To date the FDA has not received reports of any pregnancies linked to this product and distribution of the counterfeit products appears limited to this web site.

Consumers seeking to buy safe and effective drugs via the Internet should only purchase from Internet sites bearing the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) seal showing that they are in accordance with the National Boards of Pharmacy standards.

SOURCE: FDA news release.

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