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Are the pet medications sold online the same as those I get directly from the veterinarian?

There are more and more FDA-regulated products marketed and sold online. In most cases, these activities are as legitimate as any other business activity conducted in traditional ways, but FDA has encountered unscrupulous and fraudulent practices.

FDA is aware that some people or firms are selling prescription drugs without a legitimate prescription, misbranded products with unsubstantiated claims, or unapproved or illegal products.

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