In a May 14th shipment originating from their Memphis facility to a CVS location in Rhode Island, an estimated 13,000 units of Pfizer pharmaceuticals were stolen.
Pfizer, in conjunction with law enforcement officials, are still trying to track and recover their products. In the meantime, they are warning consumers to be on guard for any purchases they deem suspicious and to contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations (1-800-551-3989) with any leads.
Pharmaceuticals are a high-valued target for thieves, who resell the medication for a profit. Many consumers unwillingly purchase these pharmaceuticals, which may be contaminated due to improper storage conditions and can pose health problems when ingested.
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Affected prescription products include Colestipol, Eperenone, Azithromycin, Clindamycin, Medroxyprogace, Sertraline, Sulfasalazine, and Quinapril.
For more information visit http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/CriminalInvestigations/ucm255942.htm.