Jim Byard's Health Beat
FDA Shuts Down Nearly 1,700 Online Pharmacies


Close to 17 hundred online pharmacies are shut down as result of a Food and Drug Administration crackdown. FDA Commission Margaret Hamburg says the action was taken against sites that were either selling counterfeit or substandard medications, or selling them without proper safeguards. She said drugs ordered online often lack active ingredients and prevent patients from getting the medication they need to treat their disease. Some of the most common online scams advertise drugs like viagra, celebrex fro arthritis and Avandaryl Association of Boards of Pharmacy has a list of approved online pharmacies and also this to avoid.

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