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Author Topic: Counterfeit HIV Meds  (Read 369 times)

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Offline Almost2late

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Counterfeit HIV Meds
« on: August 18, 2021, 03:47:53 am »
Just a heads-up on this report from Newsweek..
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Counterfeit HIV Medications Hit U.S. Pharmacies, Drug Manufacturer Warns

Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of multiple pharmaceuticals, including HIV medications Biktarvy and Descovy, has issued a warning that it has become aware of counterfeit versions of these drugs being sold in United States pharmacies.

Distributors not authorized to sell Gilead-branded medicines have sold the fake versions to pharmacies, the manufacturer said in a statement. Some genuine Gilead bottles have been tampered with using a counterfeit foil induction seal or label and contain fake tablets, even though the bottles appear genuine.

"We are taking aggressive action to ensure that healthcare providers and people who rely on our medicines can confidently distinguish authentic Gilead products from counterfeit drugs," said Merdad Parsey, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Gilead Sciences. "The safety of individuals taking Gilead medication is always our first priority."

Both medicines are used to treat people living with HIV. Descovy can also function as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV-negative people from contracting the virus if they come in contact with it...

https://www.newsweek.com/counterfeit-hiv-medication-hit-us-pharmacies-drug-manufacturer-warns-1620394
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