What Is a Counterfeit Drug?
Drugs are considered counterfeit when their identities or sources are fraudulently mislabeled. Sometimes they contain toxic substances or harmful combinations of active ingredients, and other times they’re simply ineffective.
It’s important to buy prescriptions only from legitimate pharmacy websites: Last summer, FDA investigators discovered an online site selling “generic Tamiflu” to flu-sufferers, but the product actually contained unmarked doses of cloxacillin, a life-threatening ingredient for those with penicillin allergies.
Only buy medicine from an accredited online pharmacy. When you go with an approved website, your patient information will be as protected and secure as it would be at a trustworthy local pharmacy.
Here are our top rules for buying prescription meds online.