Fake Contraceptive Patches Warning

The FDA and Johnson & Johnson have issued a warning than an overseas Internet site has been selling counterfeit contraceptive patches that contain NO active ingredients. Obviously these counterfeit patches provide NO protection against pregnancy.

The fake patches were sold by American Style Products of New Delhi, India although the Internet service provider was actually US-based. The site has been shut down but there is no information as to how many of the counterfeit patches were already shipped and to what locations.

Comment: About 9 months from now, we may have a better idea of how many of the counterfeit patches were shipped and to what locations.

Barbara K. Hecht, Ph.D.
Frederick Hecht, M.D.
Medical Editors, MedicineNet.com

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FDA and Johnson and Johnson Warn Public About Counterfeit Contraceptive Patches Sold Through Foreign Internet Site