Newspaper article China Post

Before Fake Drug Probe Is Done, 'Don't Stop Taking Your Meds'

Newspaper article China Post

Before Fake Drug Probe Is Done, 'Don't Stop Taking Your Meds'

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday urged patients with high cholesterol to not stop taking their medication despite reports that a lipid-lowering drug has been found to be counterfeit.

The FDA released a statement saying they had yet to receive any information about the lipid-lowering drug Januvia, which has been named a counterfeit drug in some media reports.

According to the reports, other potentially counterfeit drugs are Livalo and Vytorin, both common medications for people who need to manage their cholesterol.

The FDA urged patients not to stop taking their medication. If patients are concerned, they should refer to their doctors for assistance; if doctors are unsure, they can recommend alternative medication, the statement read. …

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