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Counterfeit Ozempic is a deadly threat. What did the injectables sold by the criminals contain?

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published Oct. 26, 2023 12:41

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Several people have been hospitalized after taking adulterated Ozempic, the Austrian Safety and Health Administration (BASG) reported.

Patients who administered the contents of pretend Ozempic injectors to themselves experienced seizures and hypoglycemia. This may indicate that the pens contained... insulin.

Earlier, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) warned of counterfeit Ozempic appearing on the market. The problem of an increase in online listings for a formulation labeled Ozempic was also signaled by the drug's manufacturer, Danish company Novo Nordisk.

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