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Drugs bought on the internet may be counterfeit

August 21, 2007

With the raise of hyper connected generation in the world, people really depend on the online shopping so called e-commerce. The trend of buying goods online become the most convenient way to consumers.

Hence, the consumers may mislead by some of the online entities who used to sell fake and illegal things to their customers.

It is beleived the most of the drugs selling via online may be fake and high experts suggest to implement proper regulation in order to take these counterfeit attempts to unprevail.

According to BBC..

Analysis of more than 3,000 sites found medicines for sale without a prescription and some that were likely to be counterfeit or out of date.

Industry fraud advisers MarkMonitor also found half of the sites did not safeguard customer details.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is planning to roll out a logo scheme to help consumers identify genuine sites.

But experts warned against buying medicines online.


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