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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Counterfeit Medicines: Filled with Empty Promises

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Counterfeit medicines are fake or "copycat" medicines. They may not be safe and effective, and could be dangerous to your health.

Don't Be a Victim

Buy medicines only from state-licensed pharmacies that are located in the United States. Find your state’s contact information from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) at www.nabp.info

or

Look for this seal on Internet pharmacy Web sites. Pharmacies that carry this seal are listed at www.vipps.info.

Learn more at Counterfeit Medicine.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov 1-888-INFO-FDA