Science Intelligence and InfoPros

Little things about Scientitic Watch and Information Professionnals

“Beware of fake online pharmacies” FDA’s campaign

leave a comment »

A national campaign aimed at making Americans more aware of the prevalence of fake online pharmacies has been launched by the FDA.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) warned that fraudulent online pharmacies pose a danger to patient health. The Agency says it aims to help consumers make safe purchases.

American consumers find online pharmacies attractive mainly because many are so cheap compared to retail outlets in the USA. Purchasers can sometimes save from 50% to 80% when buying from foreign websites.

Source:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/250866.php

The FDA page:

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/BuyingMedicinesOvertheInternet/BeSafeRxKnowYourOnlinePharmacy/default.htm

Written by hbasset

October 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Posted in Pharmaceutical Industry

Tagged with , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: