Counterfeit medicine is fake medicine. It may be contaminated or contain the wrong or no active ingredient. They could have the right active ingredient but at the wrong dose. Counterfeit drugs are illegal and may be harmful to your health.
FDA takes all reports of suspect counterfeits seriously and, in order to combat counterfeit medicines, is working with other agencies and the private sector to help protect the nation's drug supply from the threat of counterfeits.
News and Events
Health Care Provider Alert: Another Counterfeit Cancer Medicine Found in United States Man convicted for role in international counterfeit drug distribution scheme
- FDA warns consumers about counterfeit version of Teva's Adderall
Another counterfeit cancer medicine found in U.S. - Illegal practice puts patients at risk Counterfeit Vicodin ES Purchased Through the Internet Counterfeit Version of Avastin in U.S. Distribution
- Speech by Commissioner Hamburg on Counterfeit Medicine (PDF - 90KB)
Counterfeit Phentermine Found in US Unapproved emergency birth control medicine possibly in U.S. distribution may be ineffective and unsafe[ARCHIVED] FDA Warns About Fraudulent Tamiflu[ARCHIVED] FDA Warns Consumers about Counterfeit Alli[ARCHIVED]
- Internet Pharmacy Sold Counterfeit Viagra, Misbranded Drugs
- Belgian Citizen Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit, Misbranded Drugs
- Chinese National Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Weight Loss Drug
- Two Arrested for Illegally Trafficking Counterfeit Weight Loss Medication