I lived in New York City for many years. I always got a kick out of those guys on the sidewalk selling “real” Omega watches and “real” Prada bags. Sure! An Omega watch for $19.99.
What’s the latest phony product? Drugs over the Internet. About 6 out of 10 prescription drugs sold over the Web are fakes.
This estimate comes from the agency in Great Britain that’s like our Food and Drug Administration. It’s called MHRA (Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency).
Not only are many of the drugs fake, they may also contain harmful ingredients. Here’s some of the weird stuff found in these drugs:
* Shoe polish
* Floor polish
* Cement powder
* The paint used for stripes on the road
This scares me! And I don’t think I’m alone.
The best way to avoid counterfeit drugs is to use a reputable pharmacy and a real prescription. If you want to try an online pharmacy, ask your health care provider for a recommendation. And be sure its licensed in the country where you live.
Has anybody ordered prescriptions over the Web? What was your experience?