Different Types of Counterfeit Medical ProductsSome people think that by shopping online for these specific products, they will be able to cut cost. Unfortunately, what they don’t realize is that there is a high chance that these products may be counterfeit. Often times, these faulty medical products or drugs can actually do more harm than good. These are the different types of classifications of counterfeit medical products:
- Substandard - "authorized" medical products that have failed to meet specifications or quality standards.
- Unlicensed/Unregistered - have not been approved or evaluated by the National Regulatory Authority.
- Falsified - fraudulently and deliberately misrepresented products that imitate real products composition, source, and identity.
Why Do Counterfeit Medical Products Pose Such Dangerous Health Consequences for Consumers?If products are not approved by the FDA, there is a chance that they could be counterfeit. Sadly, counterfeit medical products don’t just end with skin products. Counterfeit Botox injections, breast implants, and even equipment used to perform liposuction all carry extreme health risks. This is due to the following:
- Contains various quantities of an original, active ingredient
- Completely different active or toxic ingredients
- Manufacturer's data on package labeling may be forged
- Manufactured under conditions in noncompliance practices
- Improperly stored or transported
Complications Involving Counterfeit Breast ImplantsGetting breast implants from a cosmetic surgeon with an unrealistic price is a sign this surgeon may be using inferior or counterfeit breast implants. Counterfeit breast implants have been known to cause one or more of the following complications:
- Calcification or calcium lumps developing under your skin
- Unevenness or asymmetry of breasts
- Deflation or leakage of silicone and other implant fluids
- Swollen lymph nodes (lymphedema)
- Implant rupture
- Visibility of the implant through your skin