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Dec 27, 2012 12:13 PM by NBC News

Doctors warned about bad Botox

The Food and Drug Administration has sent a warning letter to more than 300 doctors about a bad batch of Botox.

The FDA letter says any Botox product provided by a Canadian pharmacy, called Canada Drugs, is unapproved and they can't be sure it's safe and effective.

They say the medication may be counterfeit, and was not manufactured in the proper way.

This is not the first time the FDA has issued a warning about this company. Earlier this year, the agency ordered operators of more than 4,000 websites to stop selling unapproved drugs to U.S. consumers. A majority of those sites were operated by Canada Drugs.

The letter was sent to doctors offices that had received medication from Canada Drugs.

Officials say Botox is made by Allergan Incorporated, and doctors should only get Botox from licensed U.S. pharmacies.

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