Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Haldol Substituted for other Drugs

Anti Psychotic Drug Substituted in Internet Purchases

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that consumers who ordered pills
for depression, anxiety and insomnia over the Internet may have received an
anti- psychotic drug instead.
Haloperidol, a medicine for schizophrenia, was
substituted for Sanofi-Aventis SA's sleeping pill Ambien, Pfizer Inc.'s anti-
anxiety medicine Xanax, Forest Laboratories Inc.'s depression treatment Lexapro
and Wyeth's anxiety drug Ativan, the FDA said today in a statement.