FDA warns of counterfeit morning-after pill called “Evital”

The FDA announced yesterday that a drug called “Evital” which has not been approved for use in the US, may be an unsafe and ineffective drug marketed as a “morning-after” pill, or emergency contraception.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning U.S. consumers not to use the emergency birth control medicine labeled as Evital. These products may be counterfeit versions of the “morning after pill” and may not be safe or effective in preventing pregnancy.

Evital has not been approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

This potentially ineffective and suspect counterfeit emergency birth control may also be in distribution in some Hispanic communities in the United States.

The package is pictured above. The FDA is asking that people who have seen this version of the drug contact them with information.  Approved versions of EC are available over-the-counter and by prescription to those 17 and older.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Wait, 16-year-olds can’t get EC even with a prescription? That stinks. I didn’t know that.

  2. Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    Weird. I wonder who’s making money off of selling this crap. And I imagine they’re selling it to – that is, screwing over – the most financially disadvantaged and vulnerable women.

  3. Posted July 31, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    generic Plan B in other countries cost $1 or $2

    REAL Plan B in this country costs $50

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