Warning: Fake Morning After Pills

A few people have emailed around a link from the US Food and Drug Administration, and I figured the bigger the signal boost on a matter like this, the better. Disturbingly, the FDA has announced that counterfeit morning after pills are being found and are sold in some communities.

While there are many medications that are sold in other countries but not here (and thus, not approved by the FDA), this one has the potential to be entirely fake. Now, this is not to say that all are – but are you going to test each and every pill? The name of the possibly counterfeit morning after pill is Evital, and I’ve added the image of the box. Image courtesy of the FDA This is not to say that the morning after pill is unsafe – as Plan B is considered to be very safe (although still controversial for some people) – but consider this a heads up on Evital.

This is also a reminder to purchase your prescription medications from healthcare providers and pharmacies that are legitimate – and not through random web sites or friends. If you have questions about the legitimacy of any medications, ask your healthcare provider.

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About Holly Moyseenko

Holly Moyseenko is a sex educator living in Ohio. She is an advocate of positive and healthy sexuality. Holly currently works for a non-profit health organization as a health educator, and also teaches workshops that focus on many topics within the realm of healthy sexuality. In her spare time, she also is an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, gardens, reads anything within reach, drinks copious amounts of tea, and naps with her two dogs.

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    That’s pretty scary! It always amazes me how disgusting some people are, willing to make a profit from potentially harming others.

    I’ve always believed that there needs to be a concerted effort on many fronts to prevent things like this for being so damaging. Education and access to urgent health care services are priorities.

  • http://profiles.google.com/hmoyseenko Holly Moyseenko-Kossover

    I completely agree. While I do think that there is lots of good in the world, sometimes stories like this really shatter my rose colored glasses. I have my own ethical wrestling with a person harming themselves, but why go out of your way so much to harm other people? (you can probably guess my position on wars, then!). Especially with something like this, you don’t know who you might impact – what if the person(s) who did this (i’m going to pretend that hypothetically they have a child) actually harmed their child or child’s best friend?