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  1. Buying & Using Medicine Safely

Quick Tips for Buying Medicines Over the Internet

What to look for when buying medicines online

  • Make sure the site requires a prescription and has a pharmacist available for questions.
  • Buy only from licensed pharmacies located in the United States. BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy has more information about finding safe and legal online pharmacies.
  • Don't provide personal information such as credit card numbers unless you are sure the site will protect them.

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