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Counterfeit Medicines: Filled with Empty Promises

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Counterfeit medicines are fake or "copycat" medicines. They may not be safe and effective, and could be dangerous to your health.

Don't Be a Victim

Buy medicines only from state-licensed pharmacies that are located in the United States. Find your state’s contact information from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) at https://nabp.pharmacy/


Look for this seal on Internet pharmacy Web sites. Pharmacies that carry this seal are listed at https://staging.nabp.pharmacy/programs/vipps/

Learn more at Counterfeit Medicine.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov 1-888-INFO-FDA

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