• July 24, 2024

Warnings Over Liquids in Medicine Bottles

 Warnings Over Liquids in Medicine Bottles
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned six online retailers for selling unauthorized e-liquid products from the Bad Drip brand that imitate prescription drug bottles. The retailers were also warned for selling unauthorized flavored, disposable e-cigarettes, including those under the brand names Funky Republic and HQD.

“It boggles the mind that someone thought it was a good idea to package a tobacco product to look like a prescription drug bottle,” said FDA Center for Tobacco Products Director Brian King in a statement. “There’s no place for this gratuitous and blatantly dangerous packaging, and FDA is committed to taking action against the illegal sale of these products.”

In addition to selling e-liquids that imitate prescription drug bottles, each of these retailers was warned for selling unauthorized disposable e-cigarettes that appeal to youth—including flavors such as apple watermelon and mint.

According to the 2023 National Youth Tobacco Survey, among U.S. middle and high school students who used e-cigarettes, 89.4 percent reported using flavored products and 60.7 percent reported using disposable products.