October 27, 2009

From the Indiana Attorney General

Hoosiers Warned of Fraudulent H1N1 Flu Remedy Scams

Attorney General Greg Zoeller and the State Health Department warn Hoosiers about Internet retailers selling products described as H1N1 flu medicines or remedies that are actually fraudulent, unapproved or useless. Citizens are urged to avoid such products and instead to practice good hand-washing hygiene and receive the approved H1N1 flu vaccine from local health departments.

Consumers are also warned against Internet pharmacies selling “generic” Tamiflu, since there is not a generic version of Tamiflu available and such medications offered online have not been FDA-approved for effectiveness and purity – and might not be Tamiflu at all.