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FDA Warns Doctors About Fake Botox


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued warning letters to doctors across the country. According to Epione Beverly Hills, a leading provider of authentic Botox, fake or counterfeit Botox is a growing problem and the FDA is cracking down on physicians that bought the drug from unapproved suppliers.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters (found here: to more than 350 medical practices that bought unapproved and possibly fake Botox from a Canadian supplier. That supplier, Canada Drugs, also trades under the names A+ Health Supplies, Quality Specialty Products, Clinical Care, Bridgewater Medical and QP Medical. The FDA warned in its letter that this unapproved, fake Botox fails to meet U.S. standards for storage, handling and transporting, and the supplies could prove counterfeit or contaminated.

Some medical offices attempt to cut costs by ordering cheaper drugs from Canadian and foreign suppliers, but this practice violates U.S. law. Reached for comment, Simon Ourian, M.D., Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, a leading provider of Botox®, stated that “It's vital that patients take steps to protect themselves. We've created a six-point checklist that should be required reading for anyone considering Botox®.”

Patients could face health risks if they're injected with contaminated supplies or fake Botox. Consumers can check here to find a list of doctors warned by the FDA to see if their physician has ordered any unapproved, possibly fake, Botox within the last six months. Patients can protect their health by refusing to take shortcuts or buy from unregulated manufacturers to save a few dollars.

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Dr. Simon Ourian's Epione Medical Corporation, located in Beverly Hills Golden Triangle, is among the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art laser and aesthetic surgery centers. Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer for laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including Restylane, BOTOX®, Juvéderm, Radiesse and Sculptra. These treatments are used for the correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, acne scar removal, skin discoloration, lip enhancement, wrinkles, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and others. Laser hair removal and laser tattoo removal are offered too. Epione also carries Doctor Ourian's Signature Series skin care products.

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