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
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”