Buying Medicines Online Can Be Dangerous and Deadly, Learn How to Stay Safe and Save Money
As the price of prescription medicine goes up, more and more people are looking for lower-cost options on the Internet. But buying medicines from unsafe sources can be dangerous and deadly.
Up to 96% of the 35,000+ pharmacies operating online are illegal and unsafe. Drugs sold by illegal online sellers are often counterfeit, containing too much, too little, or no active ingredients. Even worse, these fakes may be made using toxic substances, like fentanyl, floor wax, mercury, concrete, road tar, paint thinner, anti-freeze and other poisons – contributing to up to one million deaths worldwide each year. Buying from illegal online pharmacies also increases the risk of credit card and identity theft.
Even so, nearly 55% of Americans still report that they have or would buy medicine online, usually for convenience or cost reasons. The scary part is, less than 5% know how to find safe pharmacy sites online.
But you can stay safe and save money – and ASOP can help. Use the tools and resources below to keep you and your family safe – and keep your costs down.