By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory this week warning the public against the purchase and use of the verified counterfeit versions of Rabipur PCEC rabies vaccine for human use.
Officials note that the real vaccine can be distinguished from the fake versions through carefully inspecting its packaging (see link).
The box label of the original Rabipur PCEC rabies vaccine comes with a darker shade of gray and bold font format. Its QR code is printed with lighter ink.
The label of the sterile syringe and needle should also not bear the print “E-Mail:CS@bd.com.”
The FDA said that the following batch numbers were counterfeited:
Batch no. 3503
Batch no. 3479
Authorities reminded the consumers, distributors, and retailers to purchase drug products only from the FDA-licensed establishments.