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Counterfeit Drugs For Sale: FDA Issues Warning Regarding Online Pharmacies

The Associated Press: FDA Warning Public Of Risks Of Online Pharmacies
The Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. consumers that the vast majority of Internet pharmacies are fraudulent and likely are selling counterfeit drugs that could harm them. The agency on Friday launched a national campaign, called BeSafeRx, to alert the public to the danger, amid evidence that more people are shopping for their medicine online, looking for savings and convenience (Johnson, 9/28).

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