As an individual gets older, they may find themselves in the market for more and more prescription drugs. Many seniors do not have any form of health insurance. The costs can add up leaving seniors looking for a bargain to cope with the high prices. Unfortunately for most seniors, there aren’t many options to save money on prescription drugs. This leaves the doors open for senior citizens to get scammed with offers for cheaper prescription medications. In reality, these medications could either be fake or expired. The results could be dangerous.
Have you or someone you love fallen prey to a fake prescription scam? Consult with an experienced fraud attorney in your local area to discuss your case.
Knock off medications are designed to look like their real counterparts. The packaging could be remarkably similar by using the same colors and fonts as the real thing. At best, the pills could simply be placebo and do nothing. At worst, they could contain the wrong active ingredients or the wrong dosage of active ingredients.
These fake pills could cause complications such as:
The Federal Drug Administration has reported that counterfeit drugs are on the rise with over 20 investigations per year and growing. In a recent one year period, 200,000 counterfeit cholesterol pills were recalled. There are many ways counterfeit drugs are sold. Sometimes telemarketers call unsuspecting victims and take advantage of their financial situation to push their product. The FDA is trying it’s hardest to crackdown on these illegal drug operations by introducing fascinating new technology. Small radio transmitters in the boxes of legitimate drugs to track their whereabouts.
The FDA is also developing new legal procedures for pharmacists to report counterfeit drugs. There are many for sale online as well. It is important to only get prescription medications directly from a secure source. If you believe you have purchased a counterfeit drug, it is important to make note of the place the drug was purchased. Also try to hold onto the packaging and present it to a medical professional for evaluation.
If you or someone you love has suffered an adverse reaction to counterfeit drugs, an experienced lawyer can help. Contact an experienced fraud lawyer in your local area today!