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. These criminal enterprises expose users to malware, identity theft and even health threats. They may sell fake opioids and other prescription medications with harmful substances added. Use our search tool to verify your online pharmacy is certified and safe.
It’s not worth the risk. We want you to be safe. Verify before you buy.
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Help Others Stay Safe
North Carolina Residents: You can report suspected fake pharmaceuticals, or any other counterfeit products, to the North Carolina Secretary of State's Office by email.
If you have concerns about a website or drug seller, please report the information directly to law enforcement through the button below.
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:
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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, technology, financial services and shipping companies to address the global problem of consumer access to illegitimate pharmaceuticals from illegal online pharmacies and other sources.
CSIP and its members provide this website as a free and vetted resource to verify the legitimacy of online pharmacies, to access reliable resources for assistance with opioid addiction recovery and treatment, and to report illegal online pharmacies or counterfeit prescription medications. For more information on related opioid addiction and awareness resources on our website, click here.