Illegal “Botox” Needs to Stop

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We only order directly from each specific manufacturer for all of our products. Unfortunately, this is not true of many claimed “medical” suppliers. A great indicator is usually price. If prices seem unbelievably low, then it is usually illegal Botox, or over-diluted product.  When it comes to skin care, you do get what you pay for and we hate to see the abundance of frauds and swindles that take place within the industry.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has alerted more than 350 medical practices that they may have received unapproved medications, including unapproved versions of Botox, from a foreign supplier. These medications may be counterfeit, contaminated, improperly stored and transported, ineffective, and/or unsafe. Medical practices that purchase and administer illegal and unapproved medications from foreign sources are placing patients at risk and potentially depriving them of proper treatment.

FDA requests that medical practices stop administering the unapproved versions of Botox and any other products they have received from foreign suppliers owned and operated by Canada Drugs and known under the following names: Quality Specialty Products (QSP), A+ Health Supplies, QP Medical, Bridgewater Medical, or Clinical Care.  Many if not all, of the products sold and distributed by these suppliers have not been approved by the FDA!

Medications not approved by FDA may also lack the necessary and required labels that ensure their appropriate and safe use. For example, unapproved botulinum toxin products may not contain the boxed warning or Medication Guide required in FDA-approved botulinum products. As a result, health care practitioners and patients may not be fully informed of the potential serious risk of harm or death from the use of these products.

It is important to remain vigilant when deciding your source of skin care products and treatment. Use your knowledge and common sense in order to make sound health decisions and to keep your health safe from those trying to make a quick buck.

At Skin NV, we take skin care seriously and are passionate about complete professional and medical treatment that our clients are comfortable with and can see proven results. Please don’t let price or ease of access entice you into an ill-made decision. Let us help you at Skin NV and assure you with the right way to treat your skin!

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