If you buy prescription medications from an online pharmacy, you might be getting fake or, even worse, toxic drugs in exchange for saving a little money. Now the F-D-A is issuing a new warning.
The FDA launched a new campaign Friday to raise awareness about the problems with online pharmacies.
The agency says nearly one in four internet consumers has bought prescription medications online.
FDA officials say buying medications online is risky for a number of reasons.
The medications could be fake, expired, or contaminated.
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy reports less than 3 percent of online pharmacies meet state and federal laws.
And, one more warning. If low prescription prices seem too good to be true, the FDA says they probably are.