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Educational Resources: Buying Medicine From Outside the United States

These educational resources provide information on buying medicine from outside the United States. 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.
 

 Articles

 

 Slim Jims

Slimjom - Looks can be deceiving

Looks can be deceiving.  The medicine you buy from outside the United States may be unsafe or ineffective.  Don’t risk your health.

(Printed size 4" x 9"; 2-sided; in English and Spanish; six ways in which imported medicine can put your health at risk.)


En Español

Las apariencias engañan. La medicina que usted compra fuera de Los Estados Unidos puede ser peligrosa y deficiente. No arriesgue su salud.

 

 Flyers

 Looks Can Be Deceiving. The medicine you buy from outside the United States may be unsafe or ineffective

Looks Can Be Deceiving. The medicine you buy from outside the United States may be unsafe or ineffective.  Don't risk your health.

(Printed size 8” x 11 1/2”; black and white; in English; health risks of buying medicine from outside the United States.)

 

 Print Public Service Announcements

 (Printed sizes 8” x 10”; 4-color; in English. Other sizes available upon request.)
 

 Buying Medicine from Outside the U.S. is Risky Business - Less TExt   Buying Medicine from Outside the U.S. is Risky Business - More Text           Buying Medicine from Outside the U.S. is Risky Business - Less Text      Buying Medicine from Outside the U.S. is Risky Business - More Text

Buying Medicine from Outside the U.S. is Risky Business. It’s a Gamble You Can’t Afford to Take.        

Buying Medicine from Outside the U.S. is Risky Business. Think it's safe buying medicine from outside the United States? Think again.

 

 Posters

Slimjom - Looks can be deceiving

Looks can be deceiving. The medicine you buy from outside the United States may be unsafe or ineffective. Don't risk your health.

(Printed size 14" x 30"; in English and Spanish.)


En Español

Las apariencias engañan. La medicina que usted compra fuera de Los Estados Unidos puede ser peligrosa y deficiente. No arriesgue su salud.

 

 Internet Public Service Announcement Banners

(Sizes vary; English; can be used on Web sites and linked to this Web page. Other sizes may be available upon request.)

 

 Buying Medicine from Outside the Unites States is Risky Business - Internet (240 x 58)                                 Buying Medicine from Outside the Unites States is Risky Business - Internet (140 x 140)
Buying Medicine from Outside the Unites States is Risky Business
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