Thursday, June 26, 2014

Buyers Should Be Wary of Sites Claiming to be Legitimate Internet Pharmacies from Other Countries, Consumer Reports Advises

Buying medications online from other countries is dangerous since many websites claiming to be an Internet pharmacy from a particular country are not located in that country and are in fact operating illegally, as reflected in an article from Consumer Reports. “Most Internet pharmacies claiming to be Canadian are not,” Carmen A. Catizone, MS, RPh, DPh, executive director/secretary of NABP toldConsumer Reports. “Frequently, they are fake storefronts selling cheap generics from third world countries.” The article also indicates that even drugs that do come into the US from Canada fall into a “regulatory no-man’s land” that may leave consumers with little recourse if there is a problem with a medication. Instead of purchasing medication through potentially illegal online drug sellers, Consumer Reports suggests patients ask their health care providers about ways to receive discounts on both generic and brand-name medications.

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