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Canadian Web Sites Selling Fake Drugs

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The FDA is warning people not to buy prescription drugs from certain Canadian web sites that have reportedly sold counterfeit prescription drugs to U.S. consumers. The FDA recommends that people who have bought drugs from the disclosed web sites not use them because they may be unsafe.

The FDA reports that lab tests have found counterfeits of the following prescription drugs:

Lipitor — for cholesterol disorders
Crestor — cholesterol disorders
Zetia (U.S. name) / Ezetrol (Canadian name) — cholesterol disorders
Diovan — high blood pressurehigh blood pressure
Hyzaar — high blood pressure
Actonel — osteoporosisosteoporosis in postmenopausal women
Nexium — gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERDGERD)
Celebrex — arthritisarthritis-related pain
Arimidex — breast cancerbreast cancer
Propecia — male-pattern baldness

In general, the FDA advises consumers to use caution when buying medical products online.