Drug tampering


How do you determine if a drug product has been tampered with?


  • Avoid medications that don’t look or smell right.  
  • Look at the outer package and don’t buy it if it is damaged.  
  • Make sure the lot number on the bottle matches the lot number of the box it came in.  
  • Inspect the package and seal before opening it. Take it back if there are any rips, cracks, or breaks.


Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 5, 2012
by Potos A. Aagen, M.D.

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