Sunday, February 18, 2007

FDA Warning of Wrong Drugs Sold via Internet

Article in the Wall Street Journal -- FDA Warns of Wrong Drugs Being Sold Over the Internet, from the Associated Press:

Consumers who thought they were purchasing sleep aids, antidepressants and other drugs over the Internet instead were shipped a powerful antipsychotic, sending some unwitting victims to the emergency room, federal health officials warned Friday.

The Food and Drug Administration said a number of consumers took the schizophrenia drug, haloperidol, after being shipped what they thought were a variety of different pills, including Ambien, a sleep aid, and the anti-anxiety medications Xanax and Ativan. Others thought they were getting the antidepressant Lexapro.


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