The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers who purchase medication on the internet to be aware of sites selling fake “generic” versions of Tamilfu. The medication being sold may be dangerous to patients allergic to penicillin.
The FDA uncovered the scam after purchasing the drug from an online retailer claiming to be an out-of-business drugstore.
The medication came in a two-fold blister packet labeled “Oseltamivir Phosphate 75 mg. The FDA says the fraudulent pills are manufactured by TRYDRUGS Pharmaceuticals PVT. LTD.
There are legitimate online pharmacies and consumers can protect themselves against fraud and fake meds by looking for the seal from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Verified Internet Pharmacy Sites (VIPPS). All certified sites are listed on the VIPPS site.
If you have purchased this medication, you should contact the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations.