An American nurse has alleged that the medical spa she formerly worked for used fake Botox on its patients. The nurse known as ‘Sheila’ asked for her identity to remain secret, after talking to ABC’s 10 News recently. At present the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) are launching an official investigation into the allegations, therefore the clinic cannot yet be named.
Sheila spoke of her elation when she landed her dream job at the spa. However, six months in, she started to notice that things might not be quite as they seemed. Following the news that the FDA would be paying a routine visit, Sheila noticed that the packaging on the Botox bottles had changed. Sheila was quoted on ABC 10 News as stating, “I saw Botox that would come in bubble wrap. The FDA-approved Botox comes in dry ice.”
The fake bottles were bearing the same branding as the real McCoy but were missing one vital attribute, the Allergan hologram that proves the authenticity of the product. Alarmingly, Sheila also discovered other ‘fake’ bottles that read, “For animal use only.” She alleges that the doctors used this to inject into human patients and consciously knew what they were doing. When Sheila confronted her bosses about the issue she was sacked the very next day and has now employed a lawyer to fight a case for unlawful dismissal. The investigation continues.