Bogus Drugs on the Net

By Nagognog2 · Feb 19, 2007 · ·
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    FDA Warns of Dangers of Internet Drugs



    WASHINGTON - Consumers who thought they were purchasing sleep aids, antidepressants and other drugs over the Internet instead were shipped a powerful anti-psychotic, 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.

    Preliminary analysis of the pills, packaged in plain plastic bags and mailed in envelopes bearing Greek postmarks, suggest they contain haloperidol. The FDA said it had reports of several consumers seeking emergency medical treatment for symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, muscle spasms and muscle stiffness after taking the pills.

    The FDA used the occasion to remind consumers of the possible dangers of buying prescription drugs on the Web.

    The FDA posted images of the suspect pills and their shipping packages on its Web site - http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/news/photos/haloperidol.html

    Consumers apparently ordered the drugs through a variety of commercial Web sites. The FDA said it was investigating.http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/news/photos/haloperidol.html

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  1. Bajeda
    Unless it was intended to be a short-term scam why the hell would someone do that? I guess it could be possible that they accidentally sent off large amounts of haloperidol, though if the pills were different that seems even less likely....

    Simply retarded.
  2. Riconoen {UGC}
    Haldol isn't easy to come by, If you wanted to pull a scam why not sell sugar pills instead of powerful anti-psychotics? This smells like simple gross incompetance to me.
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