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Do YOU Know How to Decode a Fake Pharmacy Website?

A quick perusal of the Internet will turn up a vast array of websites claiming to offer pharmacy services. Yet only 3% of online pharmacies are legitimate. How do you decode a fake pharmacy website?

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A quick perusal of the Internet will turn up a vast array of websites claiming to offer pharmacy services. Yet only 3% of online pharmacies are legitimate. How do you decode a fake pharmacy website?

Canadian Maple Leaf Logo: A Canadian flag doesn’t mean a a Canadian pharmacy. You may never know the real source of your drugs, but they could easily be made in unlicensed, unregulated labs without proper ingredients and safety measures.

International Drug List: If the drugs offered haven’t been through FDA safety trials that verify purity and safety, you could end up with ineffective or poisonous medications.

We have a licensed pharmacist: Licensed where? Canadian pharmacists are expressly forbidden by Canadian law to prescribe to patients in other countries. The same is true of pharmacists practicing in most other countries. So who is this “licensed pharmacist” really?

Certified Pharmacy: Certified by whom? In the US, the only certification that verifies the license of the pharmacy is the VIPPS program.

Chat Live with a Doctor: Doctors can lose their license and their ability to practice medicine by prescribing medication to patients that have not had an in-person examination. A reputable doctor won’t prescribe to you via chat. Protect yourself when shopping for medication online.

Once you learn how to decode a fake pharmacy website, counterfeit drug criminals will no longer be able to fool you.

By S. Imber

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