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FDA flu medicine concerns

The FDA is advising consumers not to order unapproved flu medicine online.

Regulators have sent warning letters to 10 online retailers that are selling so-called 'generic tamiflu'  which is not FDA approved. The companies have also been told to remove false claims stating their products are the 'most effective alternative to the flu shot.'

While the FDA has not gotten reports of any harm from these medications, experts say products sold on the web could be too strong, not strong enough, or contain the wrong drug. Retailers have 15 days to take action or risk legal sanctions.

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