Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Important Reminder from North Carolina Board of Pharmacy Regarding federal law prohibits the importation of prescription drugs from foreign countries, except by the original manufacturer, and even then, only for emergency purposes

"Advertisements and sales pitches to North Carolina residents and employers encouraging the purchase of prescription drugs from “Canadian” pharmacies. The public is reminded that federal law prohibits the importation of prescription drugs from foreign countries, except by the original manufacturer, and even then, only for emergency purposes. Moreover, the advertised “pharmacies” (which are often not pharmacies and are “Canadian” only insofar as the name includes “Canada” and the website displays a red maple leaf) are not licensed and overseen by the Board – and cannot be. Finally, importing drugs from “Canadian” or other foreign “pharmacies” is highly dangerous. These outfits are often purveyors of counterfeit, adulterated, and dangerous products. Patients can be, and have been, seriously harmed by them."

quoted from July 2017 North Carolina Board of Pharmacy Newsletter
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