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Warning issued about ordering online prescriptions

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about fake online pharmacies.

An FDA survey indicates that a quarter of people who make online purchases have also ordered prescription drugs over the Internet.

But according to the FDA, few online pharmacies are reputable, meeting state and federal laws.

Regulators say consumers should only buy pharmaceuticals online if the website requires a valid doctor's prescription... Is based in the U-S... And is licensed by the patient's state board of pharmacy.

Websites that don't meet these requirements may be sending sub-par medications. The FDA has set up a website to check out online pharmacies at www.FDA.gov/saferx.

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