The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to warn consumers about the possible dangers of buying medicines over the Internet. Some websites sell prescription and over-the-counter drugs that may not be safe to use and could put people’s health at risk. At PAH, we are continually seeing increased use of online pharmacies by our clients and we ask them to use diligence in buying online:
–always check that the online pharmacy is properly licensed
—be sure you are getting the correct dose of the correct medication, that it is a product approved for use in the USA, and that it is not expired.
—watch for substitutions of products that are not the same or not approved for use in the US
—you don’t always save money online–be sure to compare prices and promotions.
—and keep in mind that most product manufacturers will not honor their guarantee when their products are bought through “diverted” businesses
For more information, check out this article: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048396.htm