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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

This print public service announcement is also available in PDF format (1386KB).

If you buy foreign medicine from an Internet site, from a storefront business that offers to order medicine for you, or during visits outside of the United States, you are taking a risk. This medicine may be fake, have the wrong ingredient, or have no medicine at all – and could be dangerous to your health.

Don’t risk your health.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 Food and Drug Administration

1-888-INFO-FDA