AAP Warns of Counterfeit Neonatal Resuscitation Textbooks

PUBLISHED: Aug 14, 2018
Relevant to: Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals, Medical Office

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is cautioning consumers of a large number of counterfeit Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition manuals available in the marketplace.

According to AAP’s Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Steering Committee, “…counterfeit texts may have content changes or errors that can result in errors that may impact patient safety/care.”

AAP has also received reports of missing textbook pages, insecure bindings, slanted text, blurry and pixelated pictures, and inaccurate colors that don't support clinical guidance.

AAP reports that there are several indicators that a text or seller may be selling a fake or counterfeit, including:

  • A book listed as "new" by a seller, but sold at a much lower price than other copies in the marketplace
  • Books listed as "used, but in new condition" are frequently counterfeit – consumers should investigate the marketplace seller before making a purchase and read previous purchase reviews.
  • New marketplace storefronts are less likely to be reputable resellers than those with longevity – counterfeiters need to frequently open new accounts due to copyright enforcement by publishers.

Buyers are cautioned to read seller reviews and check for product and customer reviews that indicate concerns about quality. Further, to guarantee a genuine AAP-produced resource, textbooks can be purchased directly from AAP.

Unfortunately, the Academy is unable to reimburse the cost of, or replace, any counterfeit copies; AAP is continually working to cease the distribution of these counterfeit texts; however, new outlets appear daily.

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