There are med spas using counterfeit Botox which can be a real health issue. We’d like to assure all our clients, we ONLY use BOTOX Cosmetic provided by Allergan.
This is a big problem and we’d like to share a letter sent by Allergan, the company behind BOTOX Cosmetic. We are happy to show you the bottle(s) of BOTOX we use during your treatment at your request.
BOTOX has gone up in price in 2015. If you see providers advertising very inexpensive prices, you should wonder if they are a reputable company.
You will only receive BOTOX Cosmetic here at Abloom Med Spa. We will not do anything to jeopardize our client’s health and safety.
August 4, 2015
Dear Arizona Aesthetic Health Care Partner:
Over the past few years, there have been reports of illegally imported or counterfeit BOTOX® Cosmetic in the marketplace. This is a serious concern that poses a significant risk to patient safety, because the quality and safety of the drug is unknown and cannot be guaranteed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a number of public announcements regarding this issue and the state of Arizona recently passed legislation (Arizona House Bill 2322) that makes it a felony offense to manufacture, sell or distribute misbranded drugs. This legislation became active July 3rd, 2015, and specifies that a foreign drug is misbranded if it is not approved by the FDA or is obtained outside the licensed supply chain regulated by the FDA, the Board of Pharmacy, or the Department of Health Services.
Under this new legislation both physicians and patients will be able to report known illegal importers to the state of Arizona. In an effort to combat illegal product importation, Allergan takes many steps to ensure distribution of BOTOX® Cosmetic for patients is safe and effective. To determine if your product is authentic, only authentic BOTOX® Cosmetic vials have a sophisticated hologram image that states “Allergan”. The BOTOX® Cosmetic carton will also indicate if the product is packaged for use in the United States by a U.S. License Number (1145) that is located on the side box panel, as well as on the product vial.
Physicians and patients can also learn more about how to identify authentic BOTOX® Cosmetic and can anonymously report suspected illegal importation by visiting: www.authenticbotoxcosmetic.com. Healthcare professionals and patients should also report any suspected illegal activity to the FDA Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) by calling 1-800-551-3989, or visiting the OCI Website (www.fda.gov/OCI).
President, Allergan Medical Aesthetics