APhA warns consumers about on-line drugs

July 23, 2007

Following the death of a Canadian woman who purchased counterfeit drugs on-line, APhA has renewed its warnings about purchasing drugs electronically.

Following the death of a Canadian woman who purchased counterfeit drugs on-line, APhA has renewed its warnings about purchasing drugs electronically. According to the association, the counterfeit drugs were contaminated with extremely high levels of metal. Consumers should first talk to their pharmacist about their unmet medication needs before shopping on-line, APhA advises. If consumers still want to shop via the Internet, APhA recommends they buy medications only from reputable vendors and carefully inspect the package upon receipt to ensure that it is not counterfeit.

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