The Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory this week on counterfeit anti-rabies serum.
The FDA stated that fake anti-rabies serum (Equine or Equirab 200 ml solutions) for injection are being sold illegally in the market.
All healthcare professionals and the public are warned about the introduction of the said fake medicine in the market which may pose a risk to the health of those who use it. The public is also reminded to purchase only from FDA-licensed establishments.
Also, all establishments are warned not to sell fake medicine that possesses the said properties. Its importation, sale and distribution is a violation of Republic Act No. 9711 or the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009, and Republic Act No. 8203 or the Special Law on Counterfeit Drugs. Whoever is found to be selling the said fake product will be punished.
All Local Government Units (LGUs) and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are requested to ensure that this fake product cannot be sold or used in their jurisdictions.
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