Threat Alert: Medicine designed to mimic regulated pharmaceuticals for sale online at

Etsy is an online marketplace that most people associate with vintage and handcrafted items. However, there is also a thriving trade in chemicals on the site, and some vendors sell homemade versions of highly regulated pharmaceuticals. They are sold with a thin veneer of plausible deniability in clear violation of Etsy's policies. When vendors list these items on Etsy. com, they can be a public health threat.

Some items or shops are flagged and quickly removed while others sneak under the radar by listing chemical names, purposeful misspellings, and odd spacing, to name just a few.

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