Buying Prescription Drugs Online - Thai Online Pharmacy Chain Risks.
May 29, 2013
Hi Dr Ben,
FYI .. From May 3, 2013 http://www.prescriptiondrugs4u.com/en/article/2-buying-prescription-drugs-online-thai-online-pharmacy-chains-
Buying Prescription Drugs Online - Thai Online Pharmacy Chain Risks Highlighted Last week we looked at the potential risks involved in using a number of Canadian pharmacy organisations and explained how US citizens can safely source prescription drugs from our UK based online pharmacy, as UK pharmacies are regulated by the British MHRA and General Pharmaceutical Council. The UK boasts a robust, safe and reliable market for buying prescription drugs online.
Recently, an article from Tilleke and Gibbins pointed out the risks associated with a number of online pharmacies base in Thailand. Whether you wish to buy a prescription online or buy prescription drugs online, the Thai market has been shown to be unstable a number of times. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently published a story about a 33 year old Thai woman who was the head of an on line pharmacy with some 30 affiliated websites. The sites were found to sell drugs without prescriptions, despite the fact they are required by law. The company was in fact investigated by the FDA, FBI and Department of Homeland Security, and resulted in the woman pleading guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and introducing misbranded drugs to the United States.
Thailands current drug laws are very out-dated and are not suited well to e-commerce. It is not actually legal to market drugs online in Thailand and the illegal online pharmacies pose a significant threat to consumers in regards to distribution that may increase the likelihood of drug abuse and further run the risk of medication being counterfeit.
Purchasing prescription drugs from any online pharmacy outside of the US or UK is fraught with potential risks. Thai, Indian and a number of other territories and their online pharmacies, including Canada Pharmacy, have all been proven to supply counterfeit prescription drugs, a risk that is far too high to take when it comes to ones health. Be safe and be sure, PrescriptionDrugs4U.com sources prescription drugs from a single, trusted pharmacy that is registered with the MHRA and General Pharmaceutical Council.﻿
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