Talk About Prescriptions” Month reminder from the FDA: Stay Safe When Buying Meds Online

October is “Talk about Prescriptions” Month, created by NCPIE, and the FDA wants you to know that medications purchased from some online pharmacies can be dangerous or even deadly. FDA is committed to protecting consumers from unlicensed “fake” online pharmacies and has developed BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy to help. Visit the BeSafeRx Web site and watch a short video explaining how to avoid unsafe online pharmacies. BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy is designed to help identify fake online pharmacies, the risks of purchasing from them, and how to find one that’s safe and legal. In addition to the “how to” video, BeSafeRx provides other helpful tools such as an interactive map for finding licensed sites where you can safely buy medicine, fact sheets, digital toolkits, a patient discussion guide, and other materials. During “Talk about Prescriptions” Month and always, keep yourself and those you love safe by visiting the BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy Web site before buying medicines online. Don’t put your health at risk. Related: Check out NCPIE’s 2014“Talk About Prescriptions” Month information.