Drugs

Internet Pharmacy Warning Letters

Rogue online pharmacies offer potentially dangerous 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, including: 

  • 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 rogue online pharmacies can be dangerous, or even deadly. FDA recommends that consumers do not purchase prescription drugs from the websites listed below. 

Learn how to buy prescription drugs safely over the internet with FDA's BeSafeRX campaign. A safe, legal internet pharmacy:

  • always require a doctor’s prescription;
  • has a physical address and telephone number in the United States;
  • is licensed in the state(s) in which they are operating;
  • Is licensed in all states in which they do business; and
  • has a state-licensed pharmacist on staff to answer patient questions.

Report an internet pharmacy complaint.

Questions? Email the FDA Internet Pharmacy Task Force at FDAInternetPharmacyTaskForce-CDER@fda.hhs.gov

The websites listed in the warning letters below do not represent an all-inclusive list of illegally-operating online pharmacies.

Warning LettersIssue DateClose-Out Letters
Worldwide Drug StoreSeptember 19, 2017 
Rx-PartnersSeptember 19, 2017 
PharmempireSeptember 19, 2017 
PharmCashSeptember 19, 2017 
MyRxCashSeptember 19, 2017 
MediPKSeptember 19, 2017 
Medicina MexicoSeptember 19, 2017 
HA Stores, LtdSeptember 19, 2017 
GlavMedSeptember 19, 2017 
CanAmerica GlobalSeptember 19, 2017 
Bulk2 USASeptember 19, 2017 
American Pharmacy GroupSeptember 19, 2017 
247MedSeptember 19, 2017 
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 
MedsnoscriptFebruary 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 
 

 

 

Page Last Updated: 09/19/2017
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