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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TMA INVESTIGATING UNAPPROVED DRUG, DEVICE INVESTIGATIONS

As Texas Medicine reported in August, the Texas Office of the Attorney General and the Texas Medical Board are investigating the use of medical devices and/or pharmaceutical products labeled for use in another country. Several Texas physicians have discovered they purchased and/or used what they believed was an approved device or drug from a vendor not licensed in Texas only to find that the drug or device had been mislabeled. TMA is reviewing this issue and is in contact with both state agencies. We are looking for more information to help evaluate the problem. If you have encountered this problem, please share your experience confidentially with TMA. The Texas Department of State Health Services has established a website where you can determine if a vendor has a Texas license.

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