Avoiding Counterfeit Medication
Many compounding pharmacies have attempted to copy and sell formulations of Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel, claiming them to be the same as PDLabs' patented and clinically studied formulation. These claims are not true. Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel for treating fibrotic tissue disorders such as Peyronie's disease, plantar fibromatosis, Dupuytren's contracture and scarring is protected by U.S. Patent numbers 6,031,005 and 6,353,028. PDLabs' technology has not been licensed to any pharmacy.
Counterfeit Medication Can Be Unsafe And Is Not Proven To Work
Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel compounded by local compounding pharmacies has not undergone any testing for potency, stability, effectiveness, or safety. PDLabs has conducted and continues to conduct ongoing testing and research in each of these areas. Patients who have received counterfeit Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel have reported:
- Changes in blood pressure
- Severe skin irritation
- Skin burns
Compounding pharmacies do not conduct controlled clinical trials of any kind on their compounded formulations. As a result, your patient will be receiving medication with no proven success.
Identifying Pharmacies That Make Counterfeit Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel
Any of the following items can be used to identify pharmacies compounding illegal Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel:
- They claim that PDLabs has authorized them to make Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel
- They claim to use earlier issued patents to legally make Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel
- They claim that their formula is different from PDLabs and that makes it legal for them to make it
- Information and graphics have been cut and pasted from PDLabs website to theirs
- The pharmacist can not answer specific questions about how Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel treats your patient's condition or why they should avoid certain drugs and supplements
Identifying Counterfeit Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel
Some counterfeits may be easy to identify and others may look very similar and have similar characteristics to PDLabs' Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel. The following tips will help you to identify counterfeit medication.
- The medication is not dispensed with the proper application instructions
- The medication is packed into any of the following:
- Plastic syringes
- Jars of any kind
- Metal or plastic tubes
- There should be no crystals, granules, or grit.
- The medication should be amber/yellow in color not white or clear
- The medication should not become runny over time
If you feel your patient has received counterfeit medication and have any questions please contact PDLabs.