CBP Cincinnati Seizes Counterfeit Botox Shipments

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, December 2, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at a Cincinnati express consignment facility recently seized multiple shipments of counterfeit Botox injections. The shipments, manifested as “leggings” and “facial gift,” were coming from Shenzhen, China, and were destined to private residences in Alabama, Texas and Utah.
Botox, or botulinum toxin, is restricted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and cannot be imported into the U.S. without proper documentation. The FDA has issued an import alert detailing which pharmaceutical companies produce legitimate botulinum toxin products and how these products can legally be imported into the U.S.
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