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Cleve Clin J Med. 2006 Mar;73(3):282-8.

Buying prescription drugs on the internet: promises and pitfalls.

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  • 1Department of General Internal Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA.


Patients can save time and money by purchasing drugs from Internet pharmacies, but they can also end up with counterfeit or substandard medications. Online pharmacies bypass the safeguards of a doctor-patient relationship, creating a dangerous opportunity for prescription drug abuse and unchecked medication interactions and side effects.

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