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. 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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