Drugs

Know the Signs

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WARNING! Beware of online pharmacies that:
  • Allow you to buy drugs without a prescription from your doctor
  • Offer deep discounts or cheap prices that seem too good to be true
  • Send spam or unsolicited email offering cheap drugs
  • Are located outside of the United States
  • Are not licensed in the United States

These are signs of a fake online pharmacy.

Tips for identifying safe online pharmacies:

  • Always require a doctor’s prescription
  • Provide a physical address and telephone number in the United States
  • Offer a pharmacist to answer your questions
  • Have a license with your state board of pharmacy.
    Find your state’s pharmacy licensing database.

These are signs of a safe, legal online pharmacy.

Check your online pharmacy.

Page Last Updated: 09/24/2013
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