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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Counterfeit contraceptive patches

Audience: Reproductive healthcare professionals and consumers

FDA and Johnson and Johnson Co. of Raritan, NJ are warning the public about an overseas internet site selling counterfeit contraceptive patches that contain no active ingredients.The counterfeit contraceptive patches were promoted as Ortho Evra transdermal patches, which are FDA approved, and made by Johnson and Johnson's Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. subsidiary. These counterfeit patches provide no protection against pregnancy. Consumers who have any of these products should not use them, but instead contact their healthcare providers immediately.