Health Canada Shares Resources About Fake Online Pharmacies

It isn’t just U.S. regulators that warn against ordering medicines from unlicensed pharmacies. Canadian regulators have the same concerns about the safety of unapproved medical products.

Health Canada’s Health Product Infowatch recently promoted a new platform to help Canadian healthcare professionals identify and report illegal advertising of drugs and medical devices.

The issue also provided resources for professionals to discuss the risks of illegal online drug sellers with their patients, noting that 96% of online pharmacies aren’t trustworthy and that importing a prescription drug into Canada is illegal unless you are a licensed professional or a foreign national living in Canada.

If you’re Canadian, review Health Canada’s advice about choosing a safe online pharmacy. If you’re American, check out PSM’s patient resource page.

Health Canada's infographic urges Canadian professionals to protect their patients.