Internet Pharmacy Warning Letters

Below are fake online pharmacies that offer potentially dangerous unapproved and misbranded prescription drugs to U.S. consumers.  FDA has issued warning letters informing the website operators that they are engaged in illegal activity in violation of the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).  Violations may include, but are not limited to, the following: offering for sale unapproved prescription drugs of unknown origin, safety, and effectiveness; offering prescription drugs without a prescription; offering prescription drugs without adequate directions for safe use; and offering prescription drugs without FDA-required warnings to consumers about the serious health risks associated with the prescription drug.  Buying prescription drugs from fake online pharmacies can be dangerous, or even deadly to consumers.  FDA recommends that consumers do not purchase prescription drugs from the websites listed below and that consumers understand the risks of buying prescription drugs online.  A legal internet pharmacy must be licensed in the state(s) in which they are operating, all states to which they do business, and there must be a state-licensed pharmacist on staff.

The websites listed in the warning letters below do not represent an all-inclusive list of illegally-operating online pharmacies.  The absence of a warning letter does not indicate that a website is operating legally and offering FDA-approved safe and effective prescription drugs for sale to U.S. consumers.  Please see the link below to learn more about buying prescription drugs safely over the Internet.

Learn How to Buy Prescription Drugs Safely over the Internet

To learn more about the dangers of buying prescription drugs on the Internet and how to buy online safely, see FDA's BeSafeRx Campaign.

Report an Internet Pharmacy Complaint

To report a complaint about a pharmacy website, see "Reporting Unlawful Sales of Medical Products on the Internet."

If there are questions regarding the content of this page, email the FDA Internet Pharmacy Task Force at FDAInternetPharmacyTaskForce-CDER@fda.hhs.gov

Name of Warning Letters
* A Warning Letter is issued when FDA has determined a website violates the FD&C Act. 
Issue DateClose-Out Date
* When a website corrects all of the violations contained in FDA's warning letter, FDA will issue a close-out letter. This close-out letter does not relieve the website of responsibility for taking all necessary steps to assure continued compliance with the FD&C Act or other relevant legal authority. Additionally, this close-out letter does not ensure that the website will continue to operate legally after its issuance, nor does it prevent future regulatory action should violations be discovered.
Global Drug SupplyDecember 2016 
Steroid BazaarJune 2016 
Shop AnabolicsJune 2016 
Rx PartnersJune 2015 
Meds India LtdJune 2015 
 www.tob-one.comJuly 2013 
 EvaPharmacyJune 2013 
Discount Online PharmacyFebruary 2013 
Medsnoscript February 2013 
Secure Medical Inc.February 2013 
Sun Drug StoreFebruary 2013 
Big Mountain DrugsFebruary 2013 
Buy-pharma.comFebruary 2013 
CanadaDrugsSeptember 2012 
Pronet/Eyal Bar OzSeptember 2012 
Arkadiy Kisin/White Forest SolutionsSeptember 2012 
Marks Marine PharmacyAugust 2012 
Best Price RxMay 24, 2012 Best Price Rx Letter
Northwest PharmacyMay 24, 2012 Northwest Pharmacy Letter
SPHERESeptember 2011 
Galyna/Ivan PodornikovaSeptember 2011 


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