Online Drug Prescriptions-Caveat Imperator or Buyer Beware

Yes, you may save a few dollars buying your medications online but the savings come at a risk. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration pointed out that some companies that dispense medications online are not pharmacies. They also point out that some of the medications are contaminated or contain the wrong active ingredient.

My advice: Be suspicious of sites that offer drastic price reductions. If it sounds too good to be true it probably isn’t true. Be mindful of sites that send you unsolicited E-mails offering significant price reductions. Be wary of sites that ship from a foreign country like China or India. You also want to be careful if the online source doesn’t ask for a doctor’s prescription.

For more information go to FDA site, BeSafeRx.com at http://www.fda.gov/BeSafeRx or talk to your doctor before going online for your medications.

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