Warning: Baltimore Residents May Have Received Counterfeit Medication from Local Pharmacies

August 11, 2008 § Leave a comment


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to Baltimore residents who filled prescriptions at two local The Medicine Shoppe pharmacies.

If you have recently received the following prescriptions from The Medicine Shoppe pharmacies at 8035A Liberty Road and 5900 Reisterstown Road, the FDA strongly advises contacting your physician immediately for a new prescription.

The medications in question include:
•    Lisinopril (20 milligrams)
•    Guaifenesin/Dextromethorphan (600 mg and 1000 mg)
•    Gabapentin (100 mg, 300 mg and 400 mg)
•    Metoprolol (50 mg)
•    Nifedipine (30 mg)
•    Diclofenac Sodium (30 mg)
•    Glucophage (500 mg Extended Release)
•    Glucovance (125 mg and 500 mg)
•    Glipizide/Metformin (2.50 mg/250 mg)
•    Furosemide (20 mg)
•    Tamoxifen Citrate (10 mg)
•    Metformin HCl ER (500 mg)
•    Calcitrol (0.25 micrograms)

A statement issued by the FDA relays serious concern because a number of the pharmaceuticals “are for serious diseases and could have an adverse effect on treatment.”

Please call the FDA at 800-521-5783 for more information on how to dispose of these medications.

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