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FDA warns doctors of fake Botox

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There's a warning about Botox that affects hundreds of medical practices across the country.

The Food and Drug Administration has sent out warning letters to 350 medical practices, 18 of them in Texas, warning about the risk of using Botox bought from a Canadian supplier called Canada Drugs.

None of the affected practices are in the Amarillo area but there are some in bigger cities like Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

Most, if not all, of the products sold and distributed by Canada Drugs have not been approved by FDA, meaning the agency cannot assure their effectiveness or their safety.

Unapproved Botox products may not contain the boxed warning or medication guide in its labeling as required in FDA-approved products.

As a result, the healthcare provider and patient may not be fully informed of the serious risk of harm or death associated with the use of these products.

The FDA is urging the health care community to examine its purchasing practices to make sure that products are purchased directly from the manufacturer or from state-licensed wholesale drug distributors in the United States.

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