NABP and Better Business Bureau Warn Consumers That Only 4% of Websites Selling Medicine Are Safe

March 30, 2017

NABP and Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Chicago and Northern Illinois are warning consumers about falling prey to rogue pharmacy websites that sell counterfeit prescription medicine. Many fake internet drug outlets may have websites that appear professional and safe, making it difficult to identify which websites are legitimate, notes the joint news release issued by NABP and BBB.

When shopping online for medication, NABP and BBB recommend that consumers look for websites with “.pharmacy” in their web address, such as www.safe.pharmacy, because these sites have been evaluated by NABP to ensure they meet core safety standards and will undergo continuous evaluation to maintain their status. “NABP has been reviewing websites selling prescription medications since 2008 and has found that 96% are out of compliance with United States pharmacy laws and practice standards,” said NABP President Hal Wand, MBA, RPh.

A list of .pharmacy websites and more information about buying medicine safely online are available in the Buying Safely section of www.safe.pharmacy. BBB also provides tips for buying medicine online on its website.