The Dangers Of Purchasing Prescription Drugs Online

As prescription drug prices increase, many people are tempted to try their luck with online pharmacies promising cheaper drugs delivered directly to their door. But online pharmacies come with their own costs. A recent study from Carnegie Mellon University found one in every three online searches for prescription drugs leads to a site illegally selling the drugs and, among those, many sell pills in the wrong dosage or that contain a different drug altogether. The Mayo Clinic recommends using a licensed pharmacy with access to a registered pharmacist. Other suggestions include not using sites that offer drugs without prescriptions and avoiding any online pharmacy that doesn’t provide a street address and a phone number. More here.

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