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March 19 Webinar: The Dangers of Purchasing Drugs Online

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Skip those “Law and Order” reruns.

Listen to the real thing when FDA Special Agent Daniel Burke talks about recent investigations in which criminals selling substandard or counterfeit drugs online to U.S. consumers are brought to justice.

In this 30-minute webinar, you’ll learn how FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations protects the public health by investigating seemingly legitimate online pharmacies. Special Agent Burke will also highlight how FDA is leveraging international partnerships as a tool in fighting transnational organized crime networks on the Internet.

An opportunity to ask questions will follow the presentation.


When: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 2 p.m. ET

Length: 30 minutes

Where: To join the webinar, see the instructions at www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm343200.htm (or copy and paste the URL into your Internet browser). Webinar slides will be posted here also.

Host: FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations

Featured Speaker: Special Agent Daniel Burke, senior operations manager in charge of cybercrime investigations for FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations

This webinar is part of a series of online sessions hosted by different FDA centers and offices. The series is part of FDA Basics, a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand how the agency protects the health of the American public.

This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

March 15, 2013

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