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Educational Resources: Buying Medicine and Medical Products Over the Internet

These educational resources provide information on how to safely buy medicine and medical products online. They are intended for use by educators, health care professionals, and consumers. 

Most materials are available in PDF format for immediate downloading or printing. Some materials may be available in print to order at no cost. Send requests for printed materials to ocommpubs@fda.hhs.gov or call 1-888-INFO-FDA.

For additional information and educational resources about buying medicine online, see BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy.

 

 Brochures
 

 Buying Prescription Medicines Online: A Consumer Safety Guide   Buying Prescription Medicines Online: A Consumer Safety Guide

Buying Prescription Medicines Online:  A Consumer Safety Guide.
Buying online can be easy. Just make sure you do it safely. 

(Printed size 4” x 9"; 8-panel; English and Spanish; 2005 plain language version; risks of buying medicine online, tips to help you buy safely.)

En Español

Compra de medicinas recetadas a través del Internet: Una guía para el consumidor.
La compra de medicinas recetadas a través del Internet puede ser muy fácil.
Sólo tiene que cerciorarse que se haga de una forma segura.

Buying Prescription Medicines Online:  A Consumer Safety Guide.

(Printed size 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" ; 8-panel; English; 2000 version; risks and do’s and don’ts to buying medicines over the Internet.)

 

 


 

 Print Public Service Announcements

 (Printed sizes vary; English. Other sizes available upon request.) 
 

 Buying your medicine online can be easy. Just make sure you do it safely Not all Internet pharmacies are created equal. Some aren't even pharmacies

Buying your medicine online can be easy. Just make sure you do it safely.

Not all Internet pharmacies are created equal. Some aren't even pharmacies.

  

 Internet Public Service Announcement Banners

(Sizes vary; English and Spanish; can be used on websites and linked to the pertinent Web page. Other sizes may be available upon request.)
 

 Buying Medicine Online? Do It Safely Comprando medicinas por Internet? Hágalo de una forma segura Notifique a la FDA los sitios web con problemas

Buying Medicine Online? Do It Safely.

  • JPG 140 x 140 pixels (right click on image to save)

FDA suggests that this graphic link to Buying Medicines Online, Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide, or this web page.



¿Comprando medicinas por Internet? Hágalo de una forma segura.


En Español

  • JPG 140 x 140 pixels (right click on image to save)

FDA suggests that this graphic link to the Spanish guide, Compra de medicinas recetadas a través del Internet: Una guía para el consumidor.

Notifique a la FDA los sitios web con problemas

En Español

  • JPG 140 x 140 pixels (right click on image to save)

FDA suggests that this graphic link to Reporte de ventas ilegales de productos medicos a traves del Internet, the Spanish version of the site Reporting Unlawful Sales of Medical Products on the Internet.

 

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Additional Resources

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