WARNING: Dollar Tree Selling Potentially Unsafe Medicine

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Dollar stores are popping up all over the U.S. In fact, they are becoming one of the leading brand of stores in both low-income and rural areas. But the now, the US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to one of the most popular dollar stores, Dollar Tree. Dollar Tree has been receiving and then selling over-the-counter drugs produced by foreign manufacturers that have been found to be adulterated, including acne treatment pads and Assured brand drugs.

A letter from the FDA was sent earlier this month to Greenbrier International Inc., which does business as Dollar Tree — describes Dollar Tree’s receipt of adulterated drugs from manufacturers and suppliers that had received separate FDA warning letters last year and were placed on “import alert.”

The letter outlines “multiple violations” of manufacturing practices at those contract manufacturers used to produce Dollar Tree’s Assured Brand over-the-counter drugs as well as other drug products sold at Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores.