Gilead warns of coun­ter­feit HIV pills cir­cu­lat­ing in some US phar­ma­cies

Gilead is warn­ing pa­tients and health­care pro­fes­sion­als to be on the look­out for tam­pered and coun­ter­feit ver­sions of its HIV med­i­cines Bik­tarvy and De­scovy, which have made their way in­to some US phar­ma­cies.

The phar­ma said on Thurs­day that unau­tho­rized dis­trib­u­tors have sold the im­i­ta­tion drugs to phar­ma­cies, where gen­uine Gilead bot­tles have been tam­pered with fake foil in­duc­tion seals — those “lift-and-peel” stick­ers you see on bot­tle open­ings — or la­bels, and con­tain the wrong tablets.

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