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Cargo Thefts

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FDA is committed to protecting consumers from the threat of stolen, counterfeit, and diverted FDA-regulated products such as prescription or over-the-counter medicines, medical devices, or infant formula.  FDA created this webpage to provide timely notice to the public about cargo thefts involving FDA-regulated products that have been stolen either from warehouses or tractor-trailers.  These stolen products may put American consumers at risk because they may not have been stored or handled properly or may have been tampered with while out of the normal supply chain, and therefore may cause harm.  Stolen products may enter the supply chain as a result of illegal transactions by individuals and distributors. 

 

By following the advice contained in the posted notices, consumers, retailers, healthcare professionals, pharmacies, and wholesalers/distributors can help protect themselves and others from purchasing, receiving or using stolen products.

 

FDA reminds healthcare professionals, pharmacies, wholesalers/distributors, and retailers that they are valuable partners in protecting consumers from the threat of stolen, counterfeit, and diverted FDA-regulated products.  The receipt of suspicious or unsolicited offers from unknown suppliers should be questioned, and extra caution should be taken when considering such offers.  Click on the following link to report any suspected criminal activity to FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/email/oc/oci/contact.cfm).

 

The cargo theft press releases and notices posted on this webpage contain information on:

 

  • what products were stolen
  • which lot or batch numbers to look for
  • what consumers should do to check a product to see if it is a stolen product
  • what consumers should do if they have a stolen product
  • how to report adverse events related to the use of or exposure to a stolen product
  • what pharmacies, retailers or distributors should do if they have stolen product
  • how to report suspected criminal activity to FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations

   

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FDA Cargo Theft Procedure

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Cargo Thefts

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Contact FDA

Office of Criminal Investigations

Food and Drug Administration

7500 Standish Place

Rockville, MD 20855