Beware - Online Formula Scams

Posted 8.11.08 | Sarah O'Brien

I was on EBay the other day and ran across someone selling Neocate, of all things. Now I love an online bargain as much as the next gal, but baby formula? Probably not the best idea.

Of course I can understand trying to save money. I marvel sometimes at how someone as tiny as my daughter requires so much stuff and how much it all costs! However, when it comes to a medical food like Neocate the risk of not knowing where it is coming from is not worth the savings.

You see, the danger of buying from sites like eBay and Amazon is that you don’t know who is selling you the product. Did they store it properly? Is it expired? Is it really Neocate?

A few months back, there was an enraging story about a man from Omaha, Nebraska selling Neocate on eBay to unsuspecting parents. But after making the sale, he never shipped the formula. Luckily, they caught the man. He was arrested on 45 counts of theft by deception. But several families still lost as much as $4,000. To view the entire article, click here.

Remember that and your neighborhood pharmacy are both trusted resources for Neocate. And if you have any questions, please send them my way.

- Sarah

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