Verify your online pharmacy before you buy.
According to the FDA, 97% of online pharmacies are illegitimate and unsafe. Even experts have difficulty identifying a fake online pharmacy from its website alone. What looks like a discount online pharmacy from Canada or the U.S. could be a rogue website from anywhere in the world. Highly sophisticated criminal enterprises are utilizing malware, engaging in identity theft, and selling medicine that does not work, or worse, is dangerous to your health. Use our search tool to determine if your online pharmacy is certified and from a safe source.
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If you buy your prescriptions from a traditional pharmacy, you can use our free drug pricing tool to help save money. Don’t pay high prices, just search for your medication to find the lowest prices and print the results. You can also find out more about nationwide patient assistance programs and money-saving coupons to help cover prescription costs and more. Visit our companion site, saveonymymeds.org, for more information.
FDA 'BeSafeRx' Campaign
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to end illegitimate drug sellers online. Learn more about the FDA’s BeSafeRx campaign, a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of buying prescription medicines from fake online pharmacies. The BeSafeRx campaign will help consumers:
- Learn the dangers of buying from a fake online pharmacy
- Identify the signs of a fake online pharmacy
- Find a safe online pharmacy.
FTC Guide: Buying Health Products & Services Online
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides a helpful reference for health-related online purchases. Use these tips to be smart and safe when researching health products and services online:
MedicineSafe is a growing coalition of local community organizations, state government groups and national partners, invested in providing safe tools and information about prescription drugs. Our resources help families find safe ways to manage prescription medicines in your households - whether buying, storing or addressing addiction.
About The Center For Safe Internet Pharmacies
The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by a diverse group of Internet and technology companies, financial services companies and shipping companies to address the global problem of consumer access to illegitimate pharmaceuticals from illegal online pharmacies and other sources. CSIP, its 11 member organizations and partners in the industry provide consumers and medical professionals with ways to verify online pharmacies, to report illegal online pharmacies or counterfeit pharmaceutical products, and to become educated about these issues. CSIP also collaborates with global law enforcement in support of efforts to end the threat of illegal online pharmacies.